Medivac sparks launch of Oban RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Oban RNLI Lifeboat ‘Mora Edith MacDonald’ was requested to launch yesterday evening (Thursday 13 January) to assist with a medical evacuation from the Isle of Mull.

RNLI/Leonie Mead

Volunteers of Oban lifeboat were paged yesterday evening to assist with the medical evacuation of a casualty from the Isle of Mull. The lifeboat launched on service shortly after 9pm with two paramedics onboard and made best speed towards Craignure.

On arrival at the linkspan, the lifeboat was met by a waiting ambulance and the casualty was transferred onboard the lifeboat for the return journey back to Oban.

Arriving back in Oban by 10.40pm, the casualty was transferred to a waiting ambulance with the assistance of Oban’s Coastguard Rescue Team.

Oban lifeboat was refuelled and ready for service again shortly after.

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