Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats called to assist casualty with suspected broken leg

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Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were launched by the UK Coastguard shortly before 2pm on Monday 20 August 2018 in order to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service extract a casualty with a suspected broken leg.

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Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats
Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were launched by the UK Coastguard shortly before 2pm on Monday 20 August 2018 in order to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service extract a casualty with a suspected broken leg at Horsecastle Bay, near St Abbs head.

Arriving quickly on scene, the crew of the inshore lifeboat worked with the ambulance crew and coastguard team, transferring the casualty by stretcher to the all weather lifeboat.

The casualty was then taken back to Eyemouth and once they were placed into the care of the ambulance, both lifeboats were stood down and made ready for service again, around an hour after the initial call.

Everyone at Eyemouth lifeboat station wishes the casualty a speedy recovery.

George Findlay

Transferring casualty to the ILB

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