Seahouses lifeboat crew called to assist ill diver on Seahouses Pier

Lifeboats News Release

At 3:14pm on Sunday 18 July 2021, a female called at the Lifeboat Station as the crew were clearing up after a training exercise, requesting oxygen for a young man who had taken ill after a diving trip.

Hull based Rescue Helicopter RESCUE 912

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Hull based Rescue Helicopter RESCUE 912
She had called 111, and was advised to get oxygen for him. Several crew turned out with oxygen and alerted the UK Coastguard. One of the crew was a paramedic, and another was a doctor.

The casualty was assessed and after consultation with a medical diving consultant, a Rescue Helicopter was tasked to fly the casualty and his dive buddy, directly to the decompression chamber at Hull.

An ambulance attended with Coastguard personnel, and the casualty was transported to the helicopter which had landed near Seahouses Golf Club.

Seahouses Lifeboat Operations Manager, Ian Clayton commented: 'This was another good example of the emergency services working well together, to ensure the best and safest outcome for the casualty. His condition was not thought to be too serious, but required specialist medical attention.'

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