Craster RNLI's lifeboat assists ambulance service

Lifeboats News Release

On Tuesday 3 July, Humber coastguard requested the launch of Craster lifeboat at 1:57pm to reports of a fisherman that had collapsed on rocks at Cullernose point.

lifeboat launching on a shout

RNLI/Matty Bolam

The lifeboat arrived on the scene within five minutes, in that time the casualty was already being attended to by Howick and Seahouses Coastguard rescue teams, as well as a crew from the North East Ambulance Service.

Due to the distance and the rocky ground, it was decided it would be safer to transfer the casualty to the lifeboat to take back to Craster harbour by sea where the ambulance would meet the lifeboat and transfer the casualty over safely for the journey to hospital to be checked over, and hopefully, make a speedy recovery.

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