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Portrush Lifeboat Crew hold joint exercise with RNLI Lifeguards

Lifeboat Crew carried out a joint simulation exercise with RNLI Lifeguards on the East Strand Beach in Portrush.

 

On Wednesday 12th July Portrush RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Crew carried out a joint simulation exercise with RNLI Lifeguards on the East Strand Beach in Portrush.

 

The exercise was a simulation of a sea swimmer who had suffered a heart attack whilst swimming.



The Lifeguards performed a rescue to recover unconscious casualty and brought the person to shore and performed casualty care whilst the Inshore Lifeboat recovered another swimmer who was conscious. The volunteer ILB crew and Lifeguards and continued performing rounds of CPR and defibrillation before exercise came to a close.


Lifeboat Crew carried out a joint simulation exercise with RNLI Lifeguards on the East Strand Beach in Portrush.
Lifeboat Crew carried out a joint simulation exercise with RNLI Lifeguards on the East Strand Beach in Portrush.

Beni McAllister Lifeboat Operations Manager at Portrush RNLI said.

 

"This simulation demonstrated the good collaboration and great working relationship between the volunteer lifeboat crew and the RNLI lifeguards. We hope this will be the first of many similar exercises, as we work closely together during the summer months. Exercises like this can only enhance that vital relationship".

 


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