Eyemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat launched to assist casualty with head injuries

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Eyemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat launched by the UK Coastguard at 16:30 on Saturday 8 August 2020 to assist casualty with head injuries.

RNLI/Eyemouth

Inshore lifeboat departs to assist casualty

RNLI Eyemouth's inshore lifeboat was launched by the UK Coastguard at 16:30 on Saturday 8 August 2020 after it was reported a casualty had fallen whilst walking along the shoreline and sustained head injuries. Eyemouth and Berwick Coastguard teams were also tasked to the incident.

Arriving immediately on scene, two crew members went ashore and assessed the casualty. Once the head injury had been cleaned and dressed, the casualty was placed on-board the lifeboat and taken back to Eyemouth lifeboat station where they were passed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

With no further assistance required, the lifeboat and its volunteer crew were stood down, around 45 minutes after the initial call.

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