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Lifeboat takes ambulance crew to yacht accident

Lifeboat takes ambulance crew to yacht accident

Wednesday 06 June 2018

Lifeboat takes ambulance crew to yacht accident

Wednesday 06 June 2018

A St John Ambulance medical crew had to be dispatched with the Spirit of Guernsey lifeboat yesterday, to help with an incident onboard a UK yacht.

Shortly before midday on Tuesday 5 June, the acting Harbour Master requested the ambulance crew to help with medical cover on a call to assist a yacht with two people on board, one of whom had sustained a head injury.

The lifeboat reaped the yacht, which was between Alderney and Sark, approximately 50 minutes after the call, with a paramedic and EMT onboard, in choppy conditions, with a large amount of swell.

The Emergency Medical Technician went onto the yacht to assess the casualty, and following an initial assessment, the patient was transferred to the lifeboat with the the assistance of the crew.

A further assessment was carried out while the patient was returned to St Peter Port, and they were transferred to the Emergency Department at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.

The patient was discharged following treatment, a spokesperson for Health & Social Care said.

Main picture by Tony Rive, and video, both from the St Peter Port Lifeboat Facebook page.

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