Double medivac for Oban lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Oban RNLI Lifeboat launched last night (Thursday 11 May) to assist with a medical transfer from the Isle of Mull.

Oban lifeboat launched at 7.30pm to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service with the medical transfer of two patients from Mull and Iona Community Hospital.

The lifeboat departed Oban with two paramedics on board, arriving at Craignure by 8.10pm. Following the transfer of both patients onboard the lifeboat, the volunteer crew departed Mull for Oban, arriving back alongside the berth where casualties were transferred onwards to a waiting ambulance by 9.03pm.

Oban lifeboat then returned to station where she was refuelled and made ready for service again by 9.20pm.

RNLI media contacts: Leonie Woolf, Oban Lifeboat Deputy Press Officer

Tel: 07818 861517/ 01631 569735 Email:

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

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