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Coastguard and RNLI help teen who became "very unwell" during angling trip

The teenager was brought ashore, where she was met by the lifeboat doctor and the ambulance service.

Image: Crosshaven RNLI

THE COAST GUARD and RNLI were tasked to come to the aid of a teenager who became ill while on a boat trip at the weekend.

The RNLI said that the teenage girl became very unwell yesterday evening whilst on an angling trip to the Ling Rocks, in Cork.

The skipper of the angling boat became concerned as the teen’s condition deteriorated, and asked Valentia Coast Guard for assistance.

The volunteers of Crosshaven lifeboat were paged at 5.33pm and were on their way to the scene at 5.40pm.

The crew of Vincent Fleming with Ian O’Keefe and Warren Forbes were on scene 20 minutes later and assessed the casualty while in communication with the lifeboat doctor, Dr John Murphy.

The RNLI said that it was decided to get the casualty ashore as quickly as possible. The lifeboat headed to Roberts Cove and was met by the lifeboat doctor and the ambulance service.

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The teenager was then transferred to hospital.

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