Volunteers from Aran Islands RNLI had a call out in the early hours of this morning (Monday 24 May) to medically evacuate three people involved in an accident on Inis Mór.
The crew were requested to launch their all-weather Severn class lifeboat by the Irish Coast Guard at 3.50am. The Inis Mór Fire Service was also tasked.
Three casualties were transferred aboard the lifeboat at the pontoon at Kilronan Harbour. The transfer between the crew of the Inis Mór Fire Service and the lifeboat crew proved challenging due to poor weather conditions at the time, with very heavy rain and a strong wind blowing.
Once the casualties were safely onboard, the lifeboat under Coxswain John O'Donnell and a full crew, proceeded in sea conditions that were described as choppy, in poor visibility due to heavy rain.
Once at Rossaveal Harbour, the casualties were transferred by the lifeboat crew to the waiting ambulances.
Speaking after the call out, Aran Islands RNLI Coxswain John O'Donnell said it was a challenging call out for all involved this morning. The darkness of night and the poor weather conditions made the transfer difficult, and he wished the casualties a speedy recovery.