Oban lifeboat launches to assist divers
Oban RNLI lifeboat launched this afternoon (Tuesday 5 September) to assist two divers suspected of suffering from the 'bends'.
The lifeboats entered Loch Aline to seek shelter for the transfer, and soon after the two divers were transferred from Tobermory lifeboat to Oban lifeboat.
Oban lifeboat then proceeded back to Oban where the casualties where transferred on to a waiting ambulance with the help of Oban's Coast Rescue Team.
The lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service again by 6.45pm.
Notes to editor;
Photo thanks to Stephen Lawson.
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