Seahouses Lifeboat launch to assist ambulance crew reach Holy Island

Lifeboats News Release

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.

The causeway was closed by the tide, with high tide at Seahouses at 2:23am that day, and five minutes later at Holy Island. The crew were paged and the lifeboat was quickly launched to stand by in the harbour, for the arrival of the ambulance.

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.'

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