Craster RNLI new lifeboat has maiden shout over busy weekend

Lifeboats News Release

Craster RNLI's volunteer crew were paged on Saturday 3 August at 4:07pm to a report of people cut off by the tide on the Emblestones.

Within a couple minutes however, it was quickly established that they were able to get to the shore on their own accord, so the crew were stood down 4:10pm.

This was the maiden shout for Craster RNLI's new lifeboat and it was quickly followed by another shout the next day (Sunday 4 August).

At 2:18pm the crew were paged by Humber Coastguard along with Howick coastguard rescue team to a report of a male with a dislocated knee on the Emblestones at Low Newton. A Seahouses Coastguard team were also paged in case extra assistance was needed.

Howick coastguard rescue team were already on patrol so were on scene fairly quickly within four minutes and made their way to the casualty. The lifeboat was on scene shortly after and it was decided, due to the rising tide, that a speedy evacuation was required.

The casualty was stabilised and with some great joint working between Howick Coastguard Rescue Team and Craster lifeboat crew the casualty was quickly stretchered onto the waiting lifeboat.

The lifeboat crew took the casualty ashore and were assisted by more of the coastguard rescue team members to carry the casualty up the beach to the waiting ambulance crew.

The lifeboat crew then returned to the Emblestones to pick up the two Coastguard officers and the remaining equipment before returning them to the beach.

The RNLI crew regularly train with Howick coastguard rescue team for exactly this type of incident and it was fantastic to see that training paying off with a quick and safe evacuation of the casualty.

The lifeboat station wishes the gentleman a speedy recovery.

Remember, in an emergency at sea or on the coast, or if you think someone may be in difficulty, ALWAYS call the COASTGUARD by dialing 999.

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Howick Coastguard Rescue Team

Craster Lifeboat bringing casualty ashore

Howick Coastguard Rescue Team

waiting Ambulance and Coastguard viechle

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