New Brighton lifeboat Atlantic 85 B-837 ‘ Charles Dibdin’ was launched yesterday evening to assist a person with a suspected heart attack on board a small vessel in the River Mersey off from New Brighton.
In the vicinity of the craft was the Liverpool pilot boat ‘Petrel’ – they took the casualty on board and took him straight to the Marine Fire Rescue Base at Liverpool Pier Head.
Soon after our lifeboat arrived at the Pier Head and volunteer crewman Dave Davies, who is also an RNLI Casualty Care Trainer, was put ashore and gave immediate assistance with oxygen etc. to the casualty who was breathless and suffering chest pains. When the local Ambulance service paramedics/ambulance arrived on scene the casualty was passed into their care.
The lifeboat then returned to base for refuelling, wash down etc.
Earlier in the day our hovercraft was called out to assist a person stuck in the mud near the ‘The Gunsight’ on Leasowe shore. The launch was cancelled soon after the alert when the local RNLI Lifeguard team reached the scene and extracted the person from the mud.
A busy day for our station.