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Aran Islands lifeboat evacuates injured tourist on Inis Mór

The Aran Islands RNLI lifeboat was called to yet another medical evacuation this week for an injured tourist.

The Coast Guard called the volunteer lifeboat crew at 6pm on Thursday to evacuate an American tourist from Inis Mór.

The tourist had fallen on rocky terrain and sustained a suspected fractured ankle.

The all-weather lifeboat was deployed and proceeded to the scene where the casualty was assessed and then brought to Rossaveal harbour.

Speaking after the call out, Aran Islands RNLI Coxswain John O’Donnell said: ‘Medical evacuations are a routine part of the lifeboat’s work here on the islands and our volunteers are always willing and ready to help.

He added that “We would like to wish the casualty a speedy recovery.”

This is the third time this week the Aran Islands RNLI crew have deployed after being called out twice overnight on Monday.

The lifeboat crew responded to another medical evacuation on Inis Mór at 11pm on Monday, and were called out just hours later to a yacht which ran aground in Kilronan Harbour at 4:50am on Tuesday.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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