Berwick-upon-Tweed lifeboat crew assist emergency services

Lifeboats News Release

Berwick RNLI assembled at 1.47am on 31 May to assist Emergency Services.

Assisting Emergency Services to Holy island

RNLI/kevin Knox

Early Morning Call

HM UK Coastguard requested the launch of Berwick-Upon-Tweed all-weather lifeboat to take Northumbria Police and North East Ambulance Service Paramedics over to Holy Island due to the tide still being too high to attend by land.

The lifeboat crew were met by Holy Island Coastguard personnel, who then proceeded to take the Emergency Services onto the island to attend to an incident.

The crew then returned back to the station to wash the lifeboat down and made ready for service.

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