Hartlepool RNLI assist beach injury casualty

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crewmembers were paged at 4.11pm on Saturday 17th November 2018 to assist the local Coastguard team with a female casualty who had suffered a leg injury on the beach near the sandy car park at Seaton Carew.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI crewmembers making the inshore lifeboat ready for service at the Ferry Road boathouse after dealing with the casualty at Seaton Carew.

The inshore lifeboat launched at 4.20pm and was on scene at 4.30pm where a crewmember went ashore to administer pain relief to the casualty.

An ambulance arrived to take the casualty to hospital and the inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 5.00pm and was refuelled and made ready for service by 5.20pm.

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