First call out of 2017 for Oban Lifeboat
Oban RNLI Lifeboat launched this morning (3 January) for the first time this year to transfer paramedics to the Isle of Lismore.
At 9.50am this morning Oban Lifeboat was tasked to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service in transporting two paramedics from Oban to the Isle of Lismore.
On arrival the Air Ambulance had already arrived on scene and the decision was made to airlift the casualty.
The volunteer crew left the island returning the paramedics to Oban by 1.00pm. Oban lifeboat was then refuelled and made ready for service again.
RNLI media contacts
Leonie Woolf, Oban Lifeboat Deputy Press Officer
Tel: 07818 861517/ 01631 569735 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Richard Smith, Public Relations Manager Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or
Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026,
Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.
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.