RNLI Cromer assist ill crew member on survey boat.
Reports came in from UK Coastguard of a crew member with abdominal pains who needed to be bought to shore at 17 59.
Pagers alerted the Cromer RNLI all weather crew of ‘Lester’ to assemble at the boathouse.
The doctor on the survey boat had requested assistance to transfer the crew member to hospital by ambulance as soon as possible. Cromer RNLI immediately responded to the request and the lifeboat travelled the mile off shore to pick up the patient.
An ambulance was requested to meet the lifeboat and transfer the patient to hospital. With a calm sea and good visibility the crew of RNLI Cromer were soon at the scene.
At 18 30 the handover had been accomplished once the boat had been rehoused. Shore crew then cleaned down the lifeboat; it was refuelled and made ready for the next callout.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.