St Ives RNLI launches to evacuate casualty on Sea Cadet vessel

The sail training vessel attended by St Ives RNLI volunteers. Image:
RNLI/Jonny Harvey.

Thursday 16th May 2019 16:45 BST

St Ives RNLI volunteers were called to the aid of a young casualty on a Sea Cadet vessel on Monday.

Pagers sounded at 6.27pm after reports of a casualty who required extraction from a sail training vessel.

The volunteer crew aboard the Shannon-class lifeboat made their way to the vessel, located eight miles west, northwest of St Ives Head.

An RNLI spokesperson said: “On arrival, volunteer crew members Joel Ninnes and Daisy Jarvis boarded the ship in order to assess the situation with the reported casualty.

“After assessment the crew provided casualty care to ensure the child was stable. It was decided that the casualty needed to be taken onto the all-weather lifeboat and brought back to St Ives.

“It was decided, due to weather conditions and the fact that the casualty was in a stable condition, that the crew would make their way back to St Ives bay escorting the sail training vessel. The sail training vessel could anchor and then the crew could transfer the casualty to the lifeboat. The volunteer crew then made their way back to the harbour.”

On arrival the casualty was transferred from the lifeboat to awaiting paramedics for the appropriate assessment and onward care. The crew then readied the boat once again for service.

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