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Dungeness RNLI lifeboat tasked to medevac of injured man on MFV, one mile south of Dungeness.

On Wednesday 31 July, 2014 at 1.30 pm the new Dungeness RNLI Shannon class lifeboat 13-02 “The Morrell’ was tasked to her 10th call since she went into service in March. She was launched to assist an injured person on a 10m Newhaven registered MFV with three other persons on board, one mile south of Dungeness. Once on scene Duty Coxswain Roger Gillett put two first aid trained crew members on board vessel to assess the injuries substained. Coxswain Gillett said “the casualty was suffering from back injuries and required evacuation to hospital. Pain relief was administered to make him as comfortable as possible before he was put into a stretcher and transferred onto our RNLI lifeboat. Once transferred we slowly made our way back to the shore enabling our shore crew to stretcher the casualty to a waiting ambulance to be taken to a local hospital”

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Photograph by Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer

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