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Flamborough RNLI launched to injured woman at Selwicks bay.

Lifeboats News Release

Flamborough RNLI lifeboat was launched at 4:09pm on Thursday 12 August tasked with extracting an injured woman from the beach at Selwicks Bay, Flamborough Head.

The volunteer crew arrived on scene at 4:19pm where the casualty, who had suffered an ankle injury was with two members of Coastguard personnel. Working together, volunteer RNLI crew and Coastguard personnel immobilised her ankle and transferred the casualty safely from the beach to the waiting lifeboat using a stretcher. The casualty was kept comfortable whilst returning to station at South landing, where she was assessed by a paramedic and discharged into the care of her husband for transport to Scarborough Hospital.

Volunteer crew member Tom Moate said: 'It was a tricky extraction from the beach due to uneven rocky terrain covered with thick seaweed as well the rising tide. The lifeboat crew and Coastguard personnel worked well as a team to get the casualty safely and comfortably to the lifeboat'.

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