Busy Bank Holiday for Aran Islands RNLI

Galway Daily news Aran Islands RNLI carries out medical evacuation off Inis Meáin
Photo: Aran Islands RNLI

The Bank Holiday weekend was a busy one for the Aran Islands RNLI lifeboat crew, as they got called for two medical evacuations in the early hours, and the dead of night.

On Monday, the first call out came at 3:42am, as the lifeboat was needed to help a man on Inis Meaín who was in need of further medical attention.

The lifeboat launched under Coxswain John O’Donnell and headed straight for Inis Meáin. With the patient safely transferred aboard the lifeboat by the crew, the lifeboat headed straight for Ros a Mhíl Harbour.

The next call was at 10.39pm on Monday night when a patient on Inis Mór was also in need of further medical attention on the mainland.

The patient was safely brought aboard the lifeboat from the pontoon at Kilronan Harbour by the lifeboat crew.

From there, they headed to Ros a Mhíl harbour once again to deliver the patient to the emergency crew.

Speaking after the call out, Aran Islands RNLI Coxswain John O’Donnell said: ‘It has been a busy weekend for our volunteers and they didn’t hesitate to respond to their pagers. We would like to wish both patients a speedy recovery.