Seahouses Lifeboat launches to assist ambulance service
At 3:52pm on Sunday 23 January 2022, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses all-weather lifeboat to assist a North East Ambulance Crew to reach a medical emergency on Holy Island.
The casualty was assessed by the Ambulance Crew, and a decision was made to transfer the person to the lifeboat, for transport back to Seahouses. There, the casualty was placed aboard the ambulance and conveyed to the Northumberland Critical Care Hospital at Cramlington.
The lifeboat then returned to station. This was yet another good example of the emergency services working closely together, for the welfare and benefit of a person on Holy Island requiring medical assistance when the causeway was closed by the tide.
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