Hartlepool RNLI assist injured walker

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were paged by Humber Coastguard at 10.39am on Saturday 2nd November to assist a walker who had fallen around 15ft from a cliff footpath onto the beach at Beacon Point near Easington Colliery, County Durham.

Hartlepool Coastguard

Hartlepool RNLI crew members and Coastguard with the casualty at Beacon Point.

The inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew launched at 10.49am and arrived on scene at 11.10am where two crew members went ashore to administer first aid to the casualty.

A short time later local Coastguard teams arrived at the scene where due to the location of the casualty and the nature of the injuries it was decided to request a Coastguard helicopter to remove the injured person.

The casualty was then transferred to the helicopter which had landed on the beach and was then flown to James Cook Hospital at Middlesbrough.

The inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 1.25pm and was refuelled and made ready for service by 2.00pm.

Inshore lifeboat helm Darren Killick said ‘Two of the crew went ashore to administer first aid and due to the location of the casualty and the suspected injuries it was decided the appropriate method of extraction was by helicopter’.

‘This is a typical scenario we regularly train for and it was also good to work alongside our local Coastguard teams’.

Hartlepool Coastguard

Hartlepool RNLI crew members and Coastguard with the casualty at Beacon Point as the Coastguard helicopter approaches the scene..

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