Rescue 118 praised for swift medical evacuation on Arranmore


Emergency personnel attached to the rescue 118 helicopter have been praised for their swift response to an incident on Arranmore Island at the weekend.

It's understood that a person fell ill on the island on Friday night and the helicopter arrived within minutes to carry out a medical evacuation.

The individual was then taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for further treatment.
Island Spokesperson Jerry Early says it's a vital service to the community and a comfort to know that they are readily available when necessary: