Seahouses lifeboat assists ambulance to reach medical emergency on Holy Island

Lifeboats News Release

At 7:53am on Monday 11 October, UK Coastguard received a request for assistance from NE Ambulance, to transport a crew to a medical emergency on Holy Island. The Causeway was closed by the tide.

Seahouses ALB John and Elizabeth Allen under way

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses ALB John and Elizabeth Allen under way
Seahouses lifeboat crew were paged, and the ambulance was directed to Seahouses. The lifeboat was launched and conveyed the paramedic on his arrival to Holy Island, where the Local Coastguard Rescue Team met the lifeboat, and conveyed the Paramedic to the casualty.

The casualty was assessed, and was to be transferred to a road ambulance as the tide receded. The lifeboat was released after putting the paramedic ashore, as no further assistance was required, and returned to station.

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