16 January 2017
By Bryan T. Smyth
In an eventful early morning, Coast Guard helicopters conducted off shore operations to evacuate fishermen from two different vessels.
The Waterford based helicopter R117 was tasked to assist a fishermen who suffered an on-board injury and was transferred by the Coast Guard helicopter to University Hospital Waterford.
In the second case the Shannon based helicopter R115 was tasked to evacuate a fisherman from a fishing vessel working approximately 120 miles West of Kerry Head. The casualty was transferred to University Hospital Limerick by the Coast Guard helicopter. Medical advice for the two operations was provided to the Coast Guard by MEDICIO Cork based in Cork University Hospital Emergency Department section.