Early morning call out for Oban lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Oban RNLI lifeboat launched in the early hours of this morning (Monday 25th July) to rendezvous with a 40ft motor boat with an unwell crew member.

Oban lifeboat was requested to launch by Stornoway Coastguard at 00.59am this morning to rendezvous with a motor boat in the vicinity of Loch Aline, after one of her crew members reported to be feeling unwell, possibly diving related.

The volunteer crew arrived on scene at 1.46am when the diver was assessed and then safely transferred aboard the lifeboat.

The lifeboat then made best speed towards Oban where the casualty was transferred to a waiting ambulance at the lifeboat's berth.

Oban lifeboat then to return to station where she was refuelled and made ready for service again by 3.15am.

RNLI media contacts

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

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026,

RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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