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Pretend Casualties in Scarborough RNLI Exercise

Pretend Casualties in Scarborough RNLI Exercise

Published by Jon Burke at 11:36am 15th July 2019.

When most people were enjoying a nice Sunday morning lie-in, Scarborough RNLI was up with the larks for an exercise which forms a crucial part of the charity’s ongoing training programme.

The early risers included Scarborough Tec media make-up tutor Kelly Carr, who applied realistic and rather gruesome injuries to six volunteer ‘casualties’ from the RNLI’s Face-to-Face team.

Kelly and her students often simulate wounds for training at the hospital. This was her first event for the RNLI.

The scenario: a small fishing boat developed engine failure and caught fire in the south bay. The situation was triaged and the pretend casualties were treated aboard the vessel before being taken ashore by the inshore lifeboat.

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A certain amount of acting was required. Jess Hopkin, for example, landed the role of a young woman whose injury was relatively slight yet insisted she be treated first.

The participants included numerous RNLI personnel and lifeguards, two of whom paddled out on surfboards to assist.

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