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M&G Yacht
Medical Evacuation
Weymouth harbour
Date / Time:
Saturday 10th Nov 2018 - 17:41 » 19:04
#109 / 2018

The team were paged at 17:41 and asked to provide IRT cover to meet a 40ft French registered yacht in Weymouth Harbour. The vessel had earlier issued a Channel 16 Mayday due to a crew member being washed overboard approximately 20nm from Portland Bill.

The vessel suffered complications trying to retrieve the initial casualty due to the very rough conditions, snagging its spinnaker, resulting in a second casualty aboard. The initial casualty was recovered from the water after the crew managed to free the spinnaker, and retrace their course. Both casualties were bought to the harbour for medical assessment.

The duty IRT met with the yacht and SWAST, assisting with initial assessment and patient transfer. The casualties were both further assessed on scene by SWAST and taken to DCH as a precaution due to probable salt water inhalation.

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