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'Unresponsive' young boy evacuated from Cape Clear this morning

The Baltimore RNLI lifeboat crew were launched within minutes of the alert.

A YOUNG BOY in urgent need of medical attention was evacuated from Cape Clear Island in Cork this morning.

The alert came in from Valentia Coastguard at 09:29 this morning.

The Baltimore RNLI lifeboat crew were launched within minutes of the alert but the little boy was unresponsive when they arrived.

He was immediately stretchered aboard the the lifeboat where he was constantly monitored on the journey back to Baltimore.

The lifeboat arrived at Baltimore pier at 10:30, from where the boy was transferred to Skibbereen for medical attention.

A statement from Baltimore RNLI said the evacuation was “a remarkable achievement given that current weather conditions have meant frequent cancellation of local ferries”.

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