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Young man collapses at Cornwall beauty spot

Young man collapses at Cornwall beauty spot

Published by Emma Carton at 8:06am 14th January 2019.

A major rescue operation was launched over the weekend after a man collapsed on St Michael's Mount.

It is believed the casualty in his 30s, who was unresponsive when lifeboat crews arrived, had taken too much insulin.

The man was given oxygen and wrapped in blankets before being rushed to Treliske on Sunday afternoon.

The Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team and paramedics were also scrambled just after 2.30pm.

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A young man has been rushed to hospital after collapsing on St Michael's Mount, sparking a major rescue operation

"Coxswain Patch Harvey received a telephone call from local police Officer, PC Craig Neal (also a crew member) requesting the immediate assistance of both lifeboats at St Michael's Mount.

"A male in his early 30s had taken far too much Insulin and had collapsed on rocks at the waters edge to the south side of St Michael's Mount.

"The launch request was cleared with Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre and the crew pagers sounded at 2.28pm.

"By 2.34pm the inshore lifeboat 'Mollie and Ivor Dent', and the all-weather lifeboat 'Ivan Ellen' were speeding across Mount's Bay; a fantastic response time by both crews.

"On arrival, the Inshore lifeboat went in close to the rocky shore and the casualty was carried safely on board.

"He was immediately transferred over to the Ivan Ellen lifeboat where he was given oxygen and wrapped in blankets; at this time the casualty was unresponsive.

"An ambulance was requested and both lifeboats immediately returned to Newlyn. On arrival they were met by members of the Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team and a paramedic from the South West Ambulance Trust.

"The casualty was treated onboard the lifeboat for about 20 minutes before being carried ashore to an awaiting ambulance. As always team work at its best!"

Penlee Lifeboat

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