Seahouses lifeboat assists ambulance and evacuates person from Holy Island

Lifeboats News Release

At 1:35am on Sunday 14 August 2022, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses all-weather lifeboat, following a request for assistance by the North East Ambulance Service.

Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat RNLB John and Elizabeth Allan at Holy Island

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Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat RNLB John and Elizabeth Allan at Holy Island
A person was unwell on Holy Island, and the Causeway was closed by the tide.

An Ambulance Crew attended Seahouses Harbour and were conveyed at best speed to Holy Island. They were met by the local Coastguard Rescue Team, who conveyed them to the casualty’s location.

After assessing the person, it was decided to evacuate the them back to Seahouses. The casualty was transferred to the road ambulance at 3:26am and transported to hospital. The lifeboat then returned to station.

Seahouses RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Ian Clayton added: 'This has become not an uncommon type of service for us in recent years. We hope the casualty makes a speedy recovery, and we were glad to have been able to assist the ambulance service on this occasion.

'Our Shannon Class Lifeboat has reduced the time taken getting to and from Holy Island by almost 50% due to its speed, which can only benefit a casualty's welfare.'

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