By towerrnli, Apr 8 2018 12:53PM
Just before 2am on Monday 19th February 2018, 3 RNLI crew members were called to the City of London after a member of crew onboard a dredger which had been discharging sand at Murphy’s Wharf, suffered a suspected heart attack.
The lifeboat arrived on scene and was shown to the ship’s mess room where the casualty was situated. On assessment he displayed all the signs of having suffered a heart attack and the ship’s crew had already administered a GTN spray and aspirin. The lifeboat crew stayed with and monitored him until the London Ambulance Service (LAS) arrived.
Due to the difficulty of getting him ashore from the ship, it was decided that the man would be taken on board the lifeboat and was transported to Barrier Garden’s Pier to meet the LAS.