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Crosshaven RNLI respond carry out medevac to man bitten by shark while angling

Lifeboats News Release

A Belfast man sustained a serious lower arm injury this evening after being bitten by a Blue Shark whilst angling.

Crosshaven RNLI volunteers received the information at 6pm this evening (Saturday 1 September) and launched the lifeobat immediately. It is understood the angler had caught a Blue Shark and sustained the bite while recovering it onto the angling boat. The deep sea angling boat Deora De steamed towards Crosshaven from about eight miles offshore and rendezvoused with the Crosshaven lifeboat about four miles south of Roches Point. The casualty had been given immediate first aid by the crew of the angling boat before being transferred to the lifeboat where further casualty care was given on board by lifeboat crew.

The lifeboat was met at Crosshaven by a NAS Paramedic crew who transported the casualty to University hospital.
The crew of Crosshaven RNLI wish the man well.

Lifeboat Helm on the service was James Fegan with Jenna O’Shea, Derek Moynan and Vincent Fleming,
Shore Crew, Kevin McCarthy, Robbie O’Riordan, Peter Lane and Hugh Mockler.

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Photograph attached is free to use with Credit Jon Mathers/RNLI

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For more information please contact Jon Mathers, Crosshaven RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 0862588714 or email jon_mathers@rnli.org.uk or telephone Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer Tel: 00 353 87 648 3547 or email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Public Relations Manager
Tel: 00 353 87 1254 124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk

Stock image of Crosshaven inshore lifeboat

RNLI/Jon Mathers

Stock image of Crosshaven inshore lifeboat

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