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22nd Shout of 2017 for Arran RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Arran RNLI’s busy year continued with a second tasking in three days as the crew went to Holy Isle to perform medical evacuations.

At 12.31pm on Friday the 8th of December the Arran RNLI crew launched to assist in a medivac from Holy Isle.

The Arran RNLI crew assembled and launched the inshore lifeboat Rachel Hedderwick to Holy Isle, responding to reports of a casualty who required medical assistance. Once meeting the casualty on Holy Isle the crew transferred them to Lamlash to receive further medical support.

Arran RNLI helm Mark Nelson said “2017 continues to be a busy year for the station and the crew continues to demonstrate the benefits of regular training, our cas care work in particular has been vitally important this year.”

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