Alderney’s RNLI lifeboat races medical patient to Guernsey
With gloomy visibility preventing flying, Alderney’s voluntary RNLI lifeboat crew stepped in this morning (Sunday) to ferry an elderly male with abdominal pains to Guernsey for specialist medical treatment.
The all-weather Trent class lifeboat launched at 10.17am to transport the patient and an accompanying doctor on the 20-plus mile sea journey to St Peter Port and an awaiting St John 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.