Silloth RNLI lifeboat takes casualty off rocks
Silloth RNLI lifeboat attended a request for help from the Coastguard to a 72 year old casualty who had fallen on the rocks at McCullochs Castle in Scotland.
The tide was coming in and the casualty needed to be moved off the rocks quickly. The ambulance could not get close to the rocks and it was decided that Silloth RNLI lifeboat should take the casualty round the coast where there was better access for the ambulance. The casualty, who could not be moved unless on a stretcher due to a suspected broken hip, was transferred onto the lifeboat along with a paramedic from the Scottish ambulance service and taken to Powillimount beach where they were met by an ambulance and coastguards from Portling.
Silloth RNLI lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.