No. 286
Title: Medevac from Cruise Ship
Date: Wed 10th May 2017
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 8:45am
to launch: -
from alert to incident: -
spent at incident: -
to recovery: 1 hour, 15 mins
back on service: 10:10am
Conditions ...
Wind: Easterly, 11-16 Knots
Sea State: River calm

The RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat was tasked by the Coastguard to assist SW Ambulance with a medevac from the cruise ship Serenissima moored in the River Dart. The male 81 year old casualty from East Devon had a suspected fractured hip and assistance was required to evacuate him from the upper decks. The ILB attended the scene with the SW Ambulance paramedic and the crew paramedic on board. The crew paramedic assisted the ambulance paramedic with the treatment of the casualty. The lifeboat crew evacuated the casualty down three decks to the Harbour Authority vessel Lynx and he was taken across the river to the awaiting Coastguard team and ambulance. He was transferred to hospital in Exeter.
Lifeboat crew; Andy Pomeroy, helmsman. Haydn Glanvill lifeboat Paramedic, Lee Darch and Yorkie Lomas, crew
Shore crew: Mick Jones tractor driver. Paul Manley, Chris Rampling and Will Davis, crew

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