Happisburgh D Class lifeboat launched
Happisburgh Lifeboat volunteers were called to the aid of an injured female on the beach at Happisburgh yesterday morning (Sunday 27 May).
The Station’s deputy launching authority Bob Mann was alerted at 10am by the UK Coastguard, and informed that a female was on the beach injured. The Coastguard team requested evacuation by lifeboat due to the fact that she was below the old Coast Watch lookout with no vehicular access.
The station volunteers were paged and the station’s D Class Russell Pickering with Tim Grimmer and Jake Munday as Helm and Martin Gibbs and Sean Thurston as crew were launched to her aid.
On arrival the crew worked with the Coastguard team who had walked along the beach; they were joined by the paramedic to package the patient before transporting her back to station by lifeboat. Then on arrival back at station they floated Russell Pickering back on to her carriage and returned to the boathouse to transfer the patient to the awaiting ambulance, before being transported to hospital for ongoing treatment.
The crew made Russell Pickering ready for service at 11:30am.
Tim Grimmer said: 'It's always good to work with other emergency services and help towards the care of the patient. If you are in trouble on the beach or sea then dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard for help.'
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