Early morning call for Seahouses lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

At 2.44am on Wednesday 19 August 2020, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses all-weather lifeboat, to transport an ambulance crew to Holy Island, for a male with a suspected heart attack.

The Causeway from the mainland, was closed by the tide.

The lifeboat was launched and took the paramedics to Holy Island by sea, where they were met by the local Coastguard Team, who conveyed them to the casualty’s location.

The male was treated by the paramedics, and his condition was not as serious as first thought. He did not require hospitalisation. The ambulance crew were then transported back to their vehicle at Seahouses.

The lifeboat was refuelled and rehoused and the crew were able to return to bed at 6.10am that day.

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