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Launch Report 023/2016

VISITOR FALLEN ON INNER FARNE ISLAND – HIP/THIGH INJURY

At 15.36hr on Monday 25th July 2016, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat (the 4th call in 4 days), to assist a male visitor who had fallen on the Inner Farne Island. The man was unable to move as the result of injuries to his left hip and leg. A member of the lifeboat crew, who worked on one of the trips boats at the Island, had gone ashore to assess the injury, and confirmed the need for the lifeboat to be called.

The Lifeboat landed a number of crew with a stretcher, and the crew who are trained as Casualty Care Medics, were able to immobilise the casualty so he could be moved, and administer entonox (pain relief). They were then able to stretcher him to the lifeboat. The lifeboat then made its way steadily back to Seahouses with the casualty, to minimise any discomfort to the casualty, caused by the motion of the boat.

On arrival at Seahouses, the casualty was carried on the stretcher into the Lifeboat Station, to await the arrival of an ambulance, while being monitored by RNLI personnel. His wife had also been brought ashore aboard the lifeboat.

On arrival of the ambulance, the casualty was examined by the paramedic, and the taken to the Northumbria Accident Hospital at Cramlington for treatment.

The lifeboat then returned to station. It is believed the casualty was from the Ripon area of North Yorkshire.

Picture shows the lifeboat arriving at Seahouses with the casualty in a stretcher on the foredeck


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