18th September

Sheerness ILB was tasked at 07:47 by the UK Coastguard to assist in the medical evacuation of a male casualty , 70 years of age on a yacht at Queenborough All TIde Landing who had sustained a suspected broken ankle. Launching at 08:05 with a crew of 3 onboard the ILB was on scene less than 10 minutes later. After liaising with Sheppey CRT & Ambulance Crew a plan was formulated to extract the casualty safely and by 08:38 this had successfully been achieved and the gentleman passed into the care of the other agencies on scene. The ILB was released at 08:38, returned to Station at 08:40 and was washed down, refuelled and ready for service by 09:04. ENE F 5.