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Marine ambulance called out three times in three days

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THE St John marine ambulance was called to Herm and Sark yesterday, its second and third calls in three days.

St John Emergency Ambulance Service marine ambulance, the Flying Christine III, at its mooring in St Peter Port Harbour. (25802677)

Herm first-aiders requested the Flying Christine III yesterday afternoon to attend to an adult male patient with a medical condition.

With a paramedic and emergency care assistant on board, the Flying Christine left St Peter Port harbour just before 2pm and arrived in Herm less than 15 minutes later.

The medical crew rendezvoused with the Herm first-aiders at Rosaire steps before assessing the patient and transferring him back to Guernsey.

On arrival in St Peter Port harbour the patient was taken by road ambulance to the Emergency Department for further treatment, arriving at the PEH shortly before 3pm.

'St John Ambulance Guernsey would like to thank to volunteer boat crew who assisted the clinical staff from the emergency ambulance service with this incident, as well as the Herm first-aiders,' a spokesperson said.

Later that night, the marine ambulance received a call to go to Sark by the island's doctor.

A female patient required further assessment and transfer to Guernsey.

The Flying Christine III with a paramedic crew, plus volunteer master, skipper and navigator left St Peter Port around 7.30pm.

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Crew met the Sark ambulance at the harbour before returning to Guernsey.

Before being taken onto the Emergency Department of the PEH, the patient was treated by the paramedics on route.

The Flying Christine was also called to Herm to assist with a female patient with a medical condition on Saturday afternoon.

Zoe Fitch

By Zoe Fitch
News reporter

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