The Appledore RNLI lifeboat was requested to transport a woman who needed hospital treatment after being injured on Lundy

The casualty is ferried from the all-weather Appledore RNLI lifeboat Molly Hunt to the shore. Picture: Trevor TomlinsonThe casualty is ferried from the all-weather Appledore RNLI lifeboat Molly Hunt to the shore. Picture: Trevor Tomlinson

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.

The ambulance waiting for the casualty at Appledore Lifeboat Station. Picture: Trevor TomlinsonThe ambulance waiting for the casualty at Appledore Lifeboat Station. Picture: Trevor Tomlinson