Medevac launches Oban lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Oban lifeboat was requested to launch this afternoon to assist with a medivac from the Isle of Mull.

RNLI/Leonie Mead

Oban lifeboat was requested to launch at 4.25pm this afternoon to assist with a medical evacuation from the Isle of Mull.

The volunteer crew departed Oban with two paramedics onboard and made best speed towards Craignure where the casualty was transferred on to the lifeboat for the return journey back to Oban.

Arriving back in Oban by 6pm, the casualty was transferred inwards to a waiting ambulance.

The lifeboat was then refilled and made ready for service again as the winters showers continued.

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