Dart RNLI To the rescue after a painful accident

Launch No: 440
Craft: Staines Whitfield. B-795
Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Location: Dartmouth Harbour
Photo: Andy Kyle
Our Paramedic leaps to the task

Dart RNLI were tasked to a male who had come a cropper whilst standing at the bow of a speed boat. The boat hit a wave, sending the casualty flying into the metal railings and sustaining injuries to his upper arm and shoulder. The boat's skipper made for the closest port in order for help to be given. The RNLI Casualty Care Team - along with our very own Paramedic raced to the scene. They found the casualty lying prone in the boat and clearly in a great deal of pain. The casualty was stabilised and given Nitrous Oxide (Entonox), to help with the pain, and then with the help of the coastguard was stretchered away from the boat and up into the Yacht Club where he could be made more comfortable whilst waiting for the ambulance service to evacuate him to hospital. 

Time

Request Received 2:05pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 6 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 40 minutes
Back on Service 4:00pm

Conditions

Sea/River State River Slight Chop
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 11-16 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Haydn Glanvill
Yorkie Lomas
Ewen Menzies

Shore Crew

Sophie Rennie
Tom Shanley

Deputy Launch Authority

Station address

RNLI Dart Lifeboat Station
Coronation Park
North Embankment
Dartmouth
Devon TQ6 9RR

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