Seahouses Lifeboat launches to assist ambulance service

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Seahouses ALB John and Elizabeth Allan

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses ALB John and Elizabeth Allan
The causeway was closing due to the rising tide. The Ambulance Crew were directed to Seahouses Harbour, and taken aboard the lifeboat, which then transported them to Holy Island, where they were met by the Local Coastguard Team, who conveyed them to the casualty’s location.

Safe crossing times for Sunday 23 Jan 2022 were 9:00am until 4.11pm.

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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