The Crosshaven volunteer crew happened to be near Roches Point on exercise when the emergency call came through
and immediately made best speed to the area arriving some 15 minutes later at 20.45. The crew located the casualty and recovered him to the lifeboat.
It appears the sailor had the mishap while transferring to a punt. The other person required no assistance.
With obvious signs of hypothermia and limb injuries after spending 20/25 minutes in the water, the lifeboat crew administered First Aid and headed for Cobh and a rendevous with the
Emergency Ambulance. The casualty was handed into the care of the paramedics before returning to station at 21.50. The boat was washed and
Refuelled and declared ready for service at 22.45.