Fraserburgh RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew launched to medical evacuation.
Fraserburgh RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew responded quickly when their pagers were activated following an emergency call from the skipper of a nearby fishing vessel who had taken ill.
With Coxswain Vic Sutherland at the helm, and volunteer crew members Stephen Brown, Declan Sutherland, Nathan Whyte, Derek Wiseman, Mechanic Kenneth Ritchie and Lifeboat Operations Manager Hamish Partridge aboard the Trent Class Fraserburgh lifeboat Willie and May Gall left the harbour at full speed.
They were soon alongside the fishing boat and taking the casualty on board before speedily returning to Fraserburgh and transferring him to a waiting ambulance.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.