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Seahouses lifeboat early morning call after medal presentation

Lifeboats News Release

On Friday evening (1 July), Seahouses lifeboat crew held an informal ceremony and social evening at the Lifeboat Station, where eligible members of the crew were presented with jubilee medals.

Seahouses ALB RNLB John and Elizabeth Allan launching on service at 3.20am 02/07/2022

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Seahouses ALB RNLB John and Elizabeth Allan launching on service at 3.20am 02/07/2022
However, later, at 3.06am, they were awoken by their pagers as the all-weather lifeboat was required.

The call from UK Coastguard requested Seahouses all-weather lifeboat to launch and convey an ambulance crew to Holy Island, for a medical emergency. The causeway was closed by the tide.

An ambulance from Belford, arrived as the crew were preparing to launch, and were taken aboard the lifeboat. The lifeboat then swiftly made the 18 minute passage to Holy island, where the local Coastguard Rescue Team met the lifeboat, and transported the ambulance crew to the casualty’s location.

The casualty was assessed by the paramedic and it was decided to evacuate him back to Seahouses Harbour by lifeboat, where he was placed aboard the ambulance for the onward journey to the A & E department at Cramlington Critical Care Hospital.

Seahouses Lifeboat Volunteer Coxswain Keith Slater added: 'This was a straight forward casualty evacuation, and we wish the casualty well and hope he makes a speedy recovery. We were glad we were able to be of assistance for him.'

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For more information please contact Ian Clayton, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected]


Seahouses ALB RNLB John and Elizabeth Allan returning with casualty at 4.30am 02/07/2022

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses ALB RNLB John and Elizabeth Allan returning with casualty at 4.30am 02/07/2022

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