Salcombe RNLI called to medical emergency

SA Updated
Salcombe RNLI called to medical emergency

Blog Tags

Search by Tag
Select existing or new tags and apply to your post.

Salcombe RNLI provided medical assistance to a casualty who was brought into Salcombe Harbour by RIB after falling onto rocks. 

Salcombe Lifeboats launched on Sunday evening to assist the casualty with "injuries consistent with having a fall on rocks".

The casualty was checked out on the pontoon, given Entonox, transferred to a stretcher, and taken to the lifeboat station to wait for an ambulance.

A spokesperson for Salcombe RNLI said: "Among others, the Lifeboat Medical Officer and a crew member who is also a student paramedic were in attendance and supported the casualty throughout.

"When the ambulance crew arrived, shortly followed by the Devon Air Ambulance crew, the casualty was transferred to the ambulance for transport to the rugby field for onward transfer to the air ambulance and Derriford hospital."

 Photo: Inshore lifeboat launching in Salcombe - credit Salcombe RNLI 

User comments

There are no user comments for this listing.
Comments

You might also be interested in

Nearly 90% of voters choose to adopt Kingsbridge Neighbourhood Plan
Category: General News
Almost 90% of the respondents to the vote on whether to adopt the Kingsbridge, West Alvington and Churchstow Neighbourhood Plan. 
Everyone is welcome at The Mill Club
Category: Members' News
Everyone is welcome at The Mill Club, and if you become a member, you get discounts and a loyalty card.
Dartmouth artist is raffling artwork in aid of the Woodland Trust
Category: General News
A Dartmouth artist is raffling off some of his artwork inspired by the Avon Valley Woods in aid of the Woodland Trust. ...
Fire fighters battle blazing car
Category: General News
Kingsbridge Fire Crew are currently on scene at a car fire in Woodleigh. 
Blackawton Primary School is raising money for Kingsbridge and Dartmouth Foodbanks and School Library
Category: Members' News
Blackawton Primary School is holding a book fundraiser in aid of Kingsbridge and Dartmouth Foodbanks and the school library. 
SHDC is inviting people to join a scheme for affordable homes in South Brent
Category: General News
South Hams District Council is "inviting families to join a community led scheme in the South Brent area".