Berwick upon Tweed RNLI assist Paramedics

Lifeboats News Release

Berwick RNLI's all-weather lifeboat was launched on Saturday night at 7:57pm after receiving a call from the UK Coast Guard.

The crew picked up two Northumberland Ambulance Service Paramedics to take them over to Holy Island to attend to a casualty with a suspected stroke.

After the casualty was assessed by the paramedics the 73 year old female was then airlifted by UK Coastguard rescue helicopter and taken to Cramlington Accident and Emergency Hospital.

RNLI Volunteer Coxswain Robert Frost said: ‘This was a fantastic example of a multi-agency team working together.'

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