Appledore lifeboat evacuates injured woman from Lundy Island
PUBLISHED: 17:30 12 December 2017 | UPDATED: 18:52 12 December 2017
The Appledore RNLI lifeboat was requested to transport a woman who needed hospital treatment after being injured on Lundy
Appledore’s all-weather lifeboat was called out to make an emergency medical evacuation from Lundy Island today (Tuesday).
Following a request from South West Ambulance Service through the coastguard, the lifeboat was launched at around 12.45pm.
A woman on the island was suffering from a lacerated arm and after it was assessed and dressed by the Lundy first responder, they requested she be evacuated to a hospital A and E department.
The RNLI crew returned from Lundy with the casualty at around 3pm – less than three hours after setting out – and she was handed over to the ambulance service to be taken to hospital.