Seahouses Lifeboat launch to assist ambulance crew reach Holy Island
At 2:05am on Monday 23 March 2020, Seahouses all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch by UK Coastguard, to convey an ambulance crew to an ill male on Holy island.
Further information was then received from the North East Ambulance Service, via UK Coastguard, that a doctor on the island was attending the casualty, whose condition had improved, and the ambulance cancelled. The lifeboat was stood down, recovered and rehoused by 3:45am that day.
RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, Ian Clayton commented: 'On this occasion the RNLI were not required. A fully crewed lifeboat was quickly launched by a full compliment of shore crew, all of whom were on station with minutes of being paged, despite the hour of the day.'
Key facts about the RNLI
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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.