Portree Lifeboats launched to a multi-agency medical incident.
Portree Lifeboat was launched about 5 pm Wednesday 21 July 2021 to assist an injured female on the Scorrybreac Walk, Isle of Skye.
About 5 pm on Wednesday 21 July 2021, the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) Portree Lifeboat and the SAS (Scottish Ambulance Service) were called to a middle age woman who had injured her lower leg and required urgent medical assistance. The Portree All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) along with their boarding boat, made safe speed to the north of Battery Green, Loch Portree. The Ambulance crew were already at the scene and attending to the casualty. Utilising the boarding boat and the ALB, the casualty was transported from the shore of the Scorrybreac Walk to the Portree Harbour Pontoon along with the attending ambulance crew. Once at the pontoon, the casualty was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Portree Lifeboat Coxswain Hamish Corrigall was quoted “This was a good multi-agency response with a successful outcome.” The lifeboat was made ready for the next service by 6.30 pm.
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.