Oban lifeboat launches on late night medivac

Lifeboats News Release

Oban RNLI lifeboat launched last night (26 August) to transfer a casualty from Glensanda quarry.

Oban lifeboat was tasked by Stornoway Coastguard at 11.10pm to medivac a casualty from the Glensanda quarry on the Morvern peninsula.

The volunteer crew left the berth accompanied by two paramedics, arriving on scene by 11.50pm. The casualty was safely transferred to the lifeboat which then made best speed back towards Oban.

Once back at the lifeboat berth the casualty was transferred to a waiting ambulance by 1.05am.

Oban lifeboat then returned to station where she was refuelled and made ready for service again by 1.15am.

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Leonie Woolf, Oban Lifeboat Deputy Press Officer Tel: 07818 861517/ 01631 569735 Email: press@obanlifeboat.co.uk

Richard Smith, Public Relations Manager Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or Richard_Smith2@rnli.org.uk

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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