Coast Guard Helicopters complete off shore medical evacuations

Monday 16 January 2017

 

Coast Guard Helicopters complete off shore medical evacuations

In an en eventful early morning, Coast Guard helicopters conducted off shore operations to evacuate fishermen from two different vessels.

The Waterford based helicopter R117 was tasked to assist a fishermen who suffered an on-board injury and was transferred by the Coast Guard helicopter to University Hospital Waterford. In the second case the Shannon based helicopter R115 was tasked to evacuate a fisherman from a fishing vessel working approximately 120 miles West of Kerry Head. The casualty was transferred to University Hospital Limerick by the Coast Guard helicopter. Medical advice for the two operations was provided to the Coast Guard  by MEDICIO Cork based in Cork University Hospital A&E section.

 

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Initial Publication Date: 
16/01/2017