Seahouses Lifeboats receive two calls within 20 minutes to separate incidents

Lifeboats News Release

At 7:40pm on Friday 27 August 2021, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses all-weather lifeboat, to convey an ambulance crew to Holy Island, where an 85 year old female had suffered a possible stroke.

Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat launching on service

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Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat launching on service
At 8:05pm that night, as the all-weather lifeboat was launching to the incident at Holy Island, a further request was received from the Coastguard for the inshore lifeboat to assist a 77 year old female who had fallen on Annstead Beach, south of Seahouses, and suffered a suspected broken pelvis.

Local Coastguard Officers were on the scene and requesting pain relief for the casualty. The inshore lifeboat crew were paged and the lifeboat launched with Entonox (pain relief gas) and made best speed to the location. The crew assisted local Coastguards with the casualty and helped to carry the casualty on a stretcher to the ambulance on its arrival. Lifeboat Shore Crew had also travelled to the scene in the station Landrover with an RNLI basket stretcher in case it was needed. The inshore lifeboat and shore crew were then released and returned to station.

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat on service

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Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat on service

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