Medical emergency on Holy Island: lifeboat transports ambulance crew

Lifeboats News Release

At 3.30pm on Tuesday 13 August 2019, Seahouses Lifeboat was requested to convey an ambulance crew to Holy Island, to treat a woman with abdominal pain.

Seahouses Lifeboat alongside at Holy Island

RNLI/Adam Chaytor

Seahouses Lifeboat alongside at Holy Island
The causeway was closed by the tide at this time. The Holy Island Coastguard Team had also gone to the assistance of the woman, and were bringing her to the harbour pier at Holy Island.

Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat was launched, and stood by at Seahouses harbour, awaiting the arrival of the ambulance. An ambulance arrived from the nearby Belford station, and the crew were taken aboard the lifeboat. One of the lifeboat crew was also a doctor. At Holy Island, the lifeboat was met by the local Coastguard Team, and the woman was assessed by the paramedics and the crew doctor, and transferred to the lifeboat. She was then conveyed back to Seahouses aboard the lifeboat, where she was then taken by ambulance to hospital for further treatment.

The Lifeboat was then returned to its carriage by 5.15pm that day.

RNLI/Adam Chaytor

Seahouses Lifeboat alongside at Holy Island

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