Oban lifeboat crew carry out medevac from yacht in the Sound of Mull

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Oban RNLI lifeboat were called to transport a man from a yacht in the Sound of Mull for medical reasons on the afternoon of Saturday 8th October 2016.

At 12:52pm this afternoon Oban lifeboat was called to assist a middle aged male aboard a yacht in the Sound of Mull.  The lifeboat arrived alongside the yacht at 1:17pm and took the man back to Oban where he was transferred to a waiting ambulance. The other occupant of the yacht continued to sail the yacht back to Oban on his own and required no assistance from the lifeboat crew.

The lifeboat was ready for service again by 2:12pm.

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