Bundoran RNLI assist with evacuation at Tullan Strand

The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI lifeboat was requested to assist with a medical evacuation from Tullan Strand, Bundoran this morning (Saturday 4th September).

Shortly before 1am a request was received from the National Ambulance Service via Malin Head Coast Guard for assistance from a shore crew to help a casualty who had fallen.

While the lifeboat was not launched on this occasion, a number of volunteer crew attended to assist with bringing the victim to a waiting ambulance where the casualty was transferred to Sligo University Hospital.

The crew are trained in casualty care with a number of them qualified advanced paramedics.

They exercise twice weekly for many different scenarios, both on and off the water with other agencies and are often called on to assist other agencies during incidents of this nature.