Baby On Board Stromness Lifeboat
The volunteer crew of Stromness lifeboat dashed across Scapa Flow yesterday to carry two midwives when their services were urgently needed on Hoy.
The lifeboat crew were asked to deliver two midwives to assist. Even at 25 knots, on a flat calm sea, the lifeboat did not beat the stork however. Fortunately, local medics Dr Simon Rudland and nurse Sally Harvey were on hand to deliver baby Sigi who weighed in at 7lbs.
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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
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