The CLI was very busy at the Vancouver International Boat Show at BC Place. We have had quite a few people showing interest in joining. Our fundraising campaign is doing very well with a lot of donations, which is why Brian is smiling! These donations are SO important to us, as we have to always have alternative means of supporting our operations. Old and new crew members are doing a great job in engaging with the visitors. The Delta Lifeboat participated in the floating boat show part.
On Sunday afternoon the Delta Lifeboat crew responded to a request for medical assistance aboard a Dutch motor vessel in the boat show. Arriving on the scene by foot, members found a 49-year-old female had fallen 6’ down an open engine room hatch. The patient was in shock and severe pain. An assessment left the crew to believe she had a possible broken arm, damage to a knee and a concussion. The patient was removed with great difficulty and secured in the lifeboat stretcher, wrapped and treated for shock. An EHS ambulance was called. After carrying the patient to the head of the ramp members assisted EHS to load her into the ambulance for transport to the hospital.
That evening the crew were relieved to learn that no bones were in fact broken but a week’s bed rest was ordered.