On Sunday 5 February, the Guernsey Ambulance and Rescue Service were called to Sark to attend to an injured male who had fallen on rocks on one of the Island’s beaches. The Marine Ambulance, Flying Christine III, with a Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician on board, responded to the emergency call for assistance.

Upon reaching Sark and assessing the patient, the decision was made to transfer the casualty to the Flying Christine III, utilising the vessels deployable rescue dinghy. Additional Guernsey Ambulance and Rescue Service resources, including an Inshore Rescue Boat were placed on standby in the event that they were required to assist in the rescue. The casualty was safely recovered and monitored en route to Guernsey, where he was transferred by waiting emergency ambulance to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.

All of the Guernsey Ambulance & Rescue Service rescue resources; Marine Ambulance, Inshore Rescue, Cliff Rescue and Hyperbaric Recompression Centre rely entirely on public donations and bequests. To make a donation call our Donation Line on +44 (0) 1481 725211, alternatively post your donation or visit in person to: The Guernsey Ambulance and Rescue Service, Rohais, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands. GY1 1YN.

Posted: February 9, 2012