Clifden RNLI assist in medical evacuation on Inishbofin

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galway daily news clifden rnli and ambulance after casualty taken from inishbofin galway

Clifden RNLI assisted in a medical evacuation of a casualty from Inishbofin on Sunday morning.

Clifden’s Shannon class all weather lifeboat, St Christopher was launched under Coxswain James Mullen, with John Mullen, Alan Kearney and Andy Bell as crew.

The crew arrived at the island, made their way to the casualty and carried out a comprehensive casualty care assessment on the individual.

The person was then transported to the airstrip on the island and handed over to the Coast Guard’s Dublin based helicopter Rescue 116 for further treatment in hospital.

Having completed the operation, the all weather lifeboat crew joined with Clifden’s Atlantic 85 crew and 40 other boats who were escorting the late John Burke from Cleggan Pier to his final resting place on Inishbofin.

Speaking about the shout, Clifden RNLI Coxswain James Mullen, said: “My thanks to all involved in today’s shout, as always we had great cooperation and assistance from the community in Inishbofin, and I also wish the casualty a swift recovery.”

“The volunteer crew at our station are on call 24/7. If you get into difficulty, or see someone else in trouble, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.”