RNLI Cromer assist ill crew member on survey boat.

Lifeboats News Release

Reports came in from UK Coastguard of a crew member with abdominal pains who needed to be bought to shore at 17 59.

RNLI/Paul Russell

Cromer Lifeboat launch

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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