It's been a busy week for the Aran Islands RNLI as the volunteer crew were called out to help a tourist who fell on rocky ground yesterday evening.

The crew were asked to launch the all-weather lifeboat at 6pm following a request from the Irish Coast Guard to transport a patient to Rossaveal Harbour and on to a waiting ambulance.

 The American tourist, who was on a trip to Inis Mór at the time, had fallen on rocky terrain and sustained a suspected fractured ankle.

The casualty was brought by lifeboat to Rossaveal, and then taken to hospital by ambulance.

 Aran Islands RNLI Coxswain John O’Donnell said medical evacuations are a routine part of the lifeboat’s work on the islands.

Earlier this week, the same volunteer crew had two call-outs on Monday night -one for a medical evacuation and the second to assist a lone sailor who yacht ran aground in Kilronan Harbour.




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