Arran RNLI Perform Holy Isle Medevac

Lifeboats News Release

Arran RNLIs crew responds swiftly to a request for medical evacuation from Holy Isle.

At 11.16am on Friday the 31st of May the Arran RNLI crew responded to a request from HM Coastguard to evacuate an unwell member of the public from Holy Isle.

Arran RNLI’s volunteer crew quickly assembled and launched the inshore lifeboat Rachel Hedderwick travelling swiftly to Holy Isle and ensuring the member of the public could be safely transferred to an awaiting Paramedic team.

Arran RNLI helm Mark Nelson said, "While calls like today can seem ordinary, it is vital that we are always ready to respond and perform our part in the emergency services linking with our colleagues in the Ambulance Service."

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