Thomas Smith Charity Swim – Dec 2012

December 30, 2012 in First Aid Events

For another year, E.F.R.U was called to assist the Thomas Smith Charity Swim in First Aid. Soon after arriving at Exiles (Sliema), the members assessed the area and put up a tent which was meant to serve as a mobile clinic.

President George Abela initiated the activity at around 10:30am. where 247 courageous swimmers braved the cold, jellyfish infested, waters and swam their heart out for this noble cause. Luckily enough, only one girl suffered from a jellyfish sting. Our First Aid Team, together with EFRU Doctor Tanya Mizzi and Dr.Jonathan Joslin from the Mater Dei Emergency Medical Team, also treated casualties suffering from cuts and abrasions. A casualty who accidentally fell into the rough sea was also treated on site.

In addition, EFRU volunteers assisted the C.P.D in controlling the mass of people who attended.
This was another successful activity in aid of ‘L-iStrina’.

Svetlana Bugeja
EFRU First Aider and Rescuer