Oban lifeboat launches to assist diver
Oban RNLI Lifeboat launched on service early this morning (Sunday 26 March) to assist a diver.
The volunteer crew departed Oban making best speed towards Loch Aline, arriving on scene at the pontoons by 8.08am. Following hand over from the doctor, the casualty was taken on board the lifeboat for the journey back to Oban.
The lifeboat arrived back alongside the berth by 9.05am where the casualty was transferred onwards to the care of paramedics.
Oban lifeboat was then refuelled and made ready for service again.
Notes to editor; photos attached of Oban lifeboat returning to Oban, courtesy of Stephen Lawson
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