Multi agency call out for Craster crew

Lifeguards Statement

The crew were paged on Sunday 8 September to reports of a woman who had fallen and hurt her back.

RNLI/Matty Bolam

craster lifeboat returning from a shout
Craster lifeboat crew were tasked along with Howick Coastguard Rescue team, North East Ambulance Service and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 199 from Prestwick to reports of a lady with a back injury at football hole at Newton by the sea.

On arrival at scene, the excellent joint working between all emergency services ensured the casualty received a high level of care and had a rapid evacuation to hospital by the Coastguard helicopter.

Craster RNLI wishes the lady a speedy recovery.

Remember, in an emergency at sea or on the coast, or if you think someone may be in difficulty, ALWAYS call the COASTGUARD by dialing 999.

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RNLI Media contacts
For further information contact Volunteer Lifeboat press officer Matty Bolam:
[email protected], 07736314401.

Jonathan Winton NEAMPR

emergency services working together

Jonathan Winton NEAMPR

Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 199 on scene

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