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BREAKING: Girvan Lifeboat help a casualty with Jellyfish stings to almost 70% of his body

At around 16:30pm, our volunteer crew who were on station preparing for our Harbour Gala weekend were alerted to a medical emergency near the lifeboat station, where a Casualty presented himself, accompanied by his family complaining of jellyfish stings to approx 70% of his body.

Girvan lifeboat crew administered casualty care first aid to the casualty and assessed and treated the casualty utilising the high level of training all our crew receive from the RNLI. After further assessment an ambulance was called to attend. With the ambulance arriving on scene the casualty was then transferred to the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service paramedics, where it was then established that further urgent care may be required. Girvan lifeboat volunteer crew then proceeded to establish a safe landing zone awaiting the arrival of the Helimed Air Ambulance with critical care doctors and paramedics on board. Once the air ambulance arrived on scene, the lifeboat crew continue to protect the landing zone while critical care doctors assessed the casualty, with the casualty showing a slight sign of improvement the decision was taken to transport the casualty by road, and the ambulance left for hospital. The lifeboat crew remained on scene to make the area safe until helimed air ambulance departed around 18:45 The crew then returned to the station to continue preparations for the Gala weekend.

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