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Dungeness RNLI tasked to fisherman with severed finger

On Saturday 23 January at 7.35am, the volunteer crew of the Dungeness Shannon-class lifeboat, The Morrell, were tasked to a fishing vessel half a mile east of station

A crewman on the board the vessel had suffered a crush injury and required medical assistance. The lifeboat was launched and arrived on scene within 2 minutes.

Once on scene, the casualty was assessed and taken onboard the lifeboat for medical treatment.

The lifeboat then arrived promptly back at station, where the casualty was disembarked and taken to the care of the ambulance team who then took him to hospital.

Stuart Adams, RNLI Coxswain for Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat, says: ‘The casualty was in good spirits and did the right thing in calling the UK Coastguard for assistance. We wish him a quick recovery.’

The lifeboat launching to the casualty vessel waiting for help a very short distance away

The lifeboat launching to the casualty vessel waiting for help a very short distance away - Photo by Sarah Beck

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