Berwick upon Tweed RNLI assist Paramedics
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.'
RNLI Media contacts
For more information please contact Hazel Bettison, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on: 07944 757578.
Key facts about the RNLI
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
Learn more about the RNLI
Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries
Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.
The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland