Berwick-upon-Tweed lifeboat crew assist emergency services
Berwick RNLI assembled at 1.47am on 31 May to assist Emergency Services.
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.
RNLI Media contacts
For more information please telephone Hazel Bettison, Berwick RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07944757578 or Brian Cowan, Berwick RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, on 07962003238.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.