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Lifeboat called out soon after taking part in displays for the public

The lifeboat crew with the casualty back in port

The lifeboat crew with the casualty back in port

Port Erin’s lifeboat crew were called out to deal with an emergency soon after the village’s Lifeboat Day fundraising event ended yesterday (Sunday).

The lifeboat had just re-housed after completing displays for the crowds in the bay when the volunteer crew were paged after reports of a kayaker in trouble below Bradda paths.

The boat was launched at 4.3 pm and arrived at the casualty minutes later to find that a person that had been kayaking had capsized and suffering with the effects of cold water immersion, was helped onto the rocks with the assistance of coastal path walkers.

The man was then transferred from the rocks to the lifeboat, was then given first aid, before being taken back to Port Erin jetty to be assessed by paramedics and coastguards.

 

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