Busy Few Days For Crosshaven RNLI
Just before 3.30pm on Sunday last the volunteers of Crosshaven RNLI were alerted by Valentia Coast Guard to two young teenagers cut off by the tide on the west side of Fountainstown bay. The lifeboat, helmed by Vincent Fleming, with Jenna O’Shea, Derek Moynan and David Venner, arrived on the scene some 15 minutes later. David Venner entered the water and then helped the girls individually to the lifeboat, before returning for their belongings. One of the casualties was very cold and both girls were taken to the lifeguard station at Fountainstown beach for assessment. Fortunately, neither required medical treatment.
The crew also attended a shout to a capsized dinghy in the water at Drakes Pool on Sunday afternoon, though on arrival it turned out that the sailors were practicing their capsize drills.
At noon on Monday, the crew responded to two people who had fallen into the water at Tivoli, but on arrival the casualties had been removed from the water by the Port Of Cork RIB and a Naval Service RIB, Crew Aoife Dinan went ashore and gave casualty care to one person who was hypothermic and suffering from shock, and stayed with the casualty until handed over to HSE Ambulance personnel.
Finally, on Monday just after 4pm, two persons on board a RIB suffered engine problems and had drifted onto one of the slipways of Haulbowline Naval base. Tasked, the Crosshaven RNLI crew managed to re float the vessel and return the RIB and its occupants to Monkstown Marina.