Seahouses lifeboat evacuates ill female from Holy Island

Lifeboats News Release

At 2:28pm on Thursday 9 September 2021, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses all-weather lifeboat, to assist North East Ambulance, to reach an ill female on Holy Island, in need of urgent medical attention.

Seahouses ALB John and Elizabeth Allan

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses ALB John and Elizabeth Allan

The Causeway was closing due to the tide at 2:50pm, which would not allow the ambulance sufficient time to deal with the casualty.

The all-weather lifeboat was launched with the ambulance crew aboard, and made best speed to Holy Island, where the local Coastguard Team transported the casualty from Emmanuel Head to the harbour at Holy island. The casualty was then assessed and transferred to the lifeboat and brought back to Seahouses, for the onward journey to hospital by road ambulance.

Seahouses Lifeboat Operations Manager Ian Clayton commented: 'We have a protocol with North East Ambulance for these situations, and the incident demonstrates good cooperation between the Ambulance Service, RNLI, Holy Island Coastguard Team and the UK Coastguard Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre at Bridlington. We hope the lady makes a full and speedy recovery.'

The RNLI have no further information about the casualty’s condition.

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