A man was evacuated from Inishbofin island overnight by Achill Island RNLI. He was brought to Cleggan Pier in Galway and brought to University College Hospital Galway for treatment.
The volunteer lifeboat crew of six with Dave Curtis as Coxswain, left Achill Island at 9.50pm last night (Monday) to travel a distance of 20 nautical miles to reach their casualty on Inishbofin.
The patient was taken onboard the lifeboat which then travelled to Cleggan where the pier was lit up by members of the Cleggan Coast Guard unit who assisted in transferring the patient to the awaiting ambulance.
The patient was then transported to University College Hospital Galway.
The lifeboat crew on the Sam and Ada Moody returned to Achill Island at 1.26am this morning.