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Crosshaven RNLI Medevac elderly collapsed male from Spike Island

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Photo - Jon Mathers/RNLI
Photo – Jon Mathers/RNLI

Shortly before noon today (1st September), Valentia  Coast Guard requested a launch to attend
an elderly man who had collapsed on Spike Island.
 
The crew of Aidan O’Connor, Norman Jackson, Derek Moynan and Claire Morgan
made best speed in calm conditions to Spike Island and located the casualty towards the top of the Island.
 
Casualty Care was administered and the casualty brought to the Island pontoon and onto the
lifeboat before being brought to Crosshaven lifeboat station and handed into the care of NAS Paramedics and the lifeboat Doctor, Dr John Murphy. The casualty was removed to Cork University Hospital.

We wish the Gentleman well.
 
Kieran Coniry of the Port of Cork, readied  a RIB with the intention of transferring the Paramedics to Spike Island, but was stood down when it was realized the lifeboat was ready to leave the Island.
 
Launch and recovery crew: Ml McCann, Warren Forbes, Hugh Mockler, Susanne Deane, Jonny Bermingham and Gary Heslin. DLA was Darryl Hughes.

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