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RNLI brings 15-year-old needing ‘urgent medical attention’ to mainland Cork

The RNLI crew delivered the teen into the care of the ambulance service and he was then transported to hospital.

The all-weather lifeboat Alan Massey.
The all-weather lifeboat Alan Massey.
Image: Baltimore RNLI

THE RNLI WAS called to the assistance of a 15-year-old in need of ‘urgent medical attention’ on Cape Clear Island in Cork yesterday evening.

The all-weather lifeboat from Baltimore was launched just after 10pm and collected the youth, bringing him to Baltimore and delivering him into the care of the ambulance service.

Coxwain Kieran Cotter remarked that “given its speed and seaworthiness, the lifeboat is ideal for use in these emergencies”.

Figures from the RNLI have shown a massive increase in callouts over the summer, with lifeboats launched 571 times in the three month period.

Read: Warm summer saw RNLI lifeboats launched 571 times>

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