Aran Islands RNLI respond to medical evacuation from Inis Mór

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Galway Daily news Busy Bank Holiday for Aran Islands RNLI
Photo: Aran Islands RNLI

The summer season got underway for the Aran Islands RNLI Station this week with a medical evacuation from Inis Mór.

The lifeboat was called out by the Coast Guard shortly after 6pm on Wednesday, in response to a woman in need of medical attention.

The woman was transferred safely aboard the lifeboat by the volunteer crew.

The lifeboat launched under Coxswain John O’Donnell, with a full crew, to head straight for Rossaveal Harbour where an ambulance was waiting.

Conditions at the time of launching were good with calm seas and clear visibility.

Speaking after the call out Aran Islands, RNLI Coxswain John O’Donnell said, “The volunteer crew responded to their pagers as soon as they went off so we were able to get the patient on her way to the hospital quickly. We would like to wish her a speedy recovery.”

“As we head into the summer months, we would like to advise all beach goers, and anyone heading to sea, to heed all safety advice and guidelines.”