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Dungeness lifeboat tasked to MAYDAY call

On Thursday 5 November at 9.05 am, Dover Coastguard tasked the lifeboat to a 10 m angling boat with a medical emergency, positioned 4 miles southwest of Dungeness Point.

Once on scene, Coxswain Stuart Adams in charge of the RNLI Shannon class lifeboat 13-02 ‘The Morrell’ put a volunteer casualty care crewmember on board the vessel to assess the condition of a gentleman who had collapsed on the deck of the angling boat.

After the assessment the lifeboat crewmember advised that the gentleman should be evacuated immediately and taken ashore for medical treatment. The lifeboat volunteer crew transferred the casualty in a stretcher onto the lifeboat and they took him ashore. The shore crew stretchered the casualty, who was by then alert, to a waiting ambulance that took him to hospital.

Coxswain Stuart Adams said ‘Our volunteer crew did a great job in difficult conditions’

causalty stretchered from the lifeboat

casualty stretchered into waiting ambulance

Photos by Judith Richardson - Dungeness RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

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