Arran RNLI Rescue Injured Walkers

Lifeboats News Release

Arran’s RNLI crew responded to two injured walkers at Laggan Cottage on Monday Night

At 8.00pm on Monday the 28th of May Arran RNLI’s inshore lifeboat crew had to respond to a call of two injured walkers at Laggan Cottage on the coast of Arran.

The Arran RNLI crew assembled and launched the inshore lifeboat Rachel Hedderwick to come to the assistance of a walker who had fallen and sustained head and potential back injuries, while en route the crew were informed that another walker in the group was experiencing breathing difficulties. Once arriving on scene and assessing both casualties it was decided to evacuate both casualties from the scene via the lifeboat to Lochranza slipway to and awaiting ambulance team.

Arran RNLI helm Mark Nelson said “Callouts like this are extremely challenging and for the casualties involved this can be an extremely frightening experience. Thankfully we are all extremely well trained and were able to asses them and transfer them to our colleagues in the ambulance service.”

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