Tobermory RNLI in multi-agency operation to evacuate injured fish farm worker

Lifeboats News Release

Tobermory RNLI's volunteer crew took part in a multi-agency operation to evacuate an injured man from a local fish farm on the morning of 5 February 2020.

Tobermory RNLI crew and local HM Coastguard volunteers help bring the injured man ashore

RNLI/Sam Jones

Tobermory RNLI crew and local HM Coastguard volunteers help bring the injured man ashore
Following the report of a fish farm worker with a crush injury at a fish farm in the Sound of Mull, Tobermory RNLI's volunteer crew launched their Severn class all-weather lifeboat, Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsey, shortly after 1000. The crew collected two Scottish Ambulance Service personnel and a member of the local Coastguard Rescue Team and proceeded to the fish farm by MacLean's Nose on the south coast of Ardnamurchan, near to Kilchoan.

Having stabilised the injured man, the lifeboat returned to Tobermory where the crew were met by other members of the local Coastguard team and Police Scotland. The casualty was transferred to a waiting ambulance before being taken to Tobermory golf course for a further transfer to the air ambulance, Helimed 5, which then flew the man to Glasgow for hospital treatment.

Lifeboat Operations Manager, Dr Sam Jones said: 'This was another great example of multi-agency working between the emergency services in our local community and beyond. We'd like to thank all those at the fish farm who gave immediate first aid on scene and all of us at the station wish the injured man a very speedy recovery'.

This was also the first shout for one of Tobermory RNLI's newest recruits, Jenny Hampson, a project manager for the Tobermory Harbour Association.


Notes for editors

Tobermory RNLI is currently recruiting for new Deputy Launch Authorities. For further information, contact tobermory@rnli.org.uk.

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