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Marine ambulance deployed to Herm

Marine ambulance deployed to Herm

Thursday 20 August 2020

Marine ambulance deployed to Herm


Marine ambulance volunteers braved rough seas to come to the aid of a woman in Herm who needed medical treatment.

The St John marine ambulance was dispatched to Herm at around 14:40 yesterday, arriving at the island at around 15:15 following a rough passage, which saw them contend with force 4 winds and a swell.

"The vessel, with a volunteer boat crew and paramedic-led medical team aboard, was met at Rosaire Steps by the female patient and a relative who were holidaying on Herm," said a spokesman for St John.

"The patient was assessed by the St John clinicians before walking with minimal assistance onto the Flying Christine for the journey back to St Peter Port."

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Pictured: Once back in Guernsey the patient was transferred to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment.

St John Ambulance Guernsey extended its thanks to all those who were involved, including the volunteer coxswain and boat crew.

Pictured top: The Flying Christine attended a medical call-out in Herm (Credit: Dylan Ray).

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