Tobermory RNLI launches to assist casualty onboard tall ship

Lifeboats News Release

Tobermory’s volunteer crew were requested to launch by the UK Coastguard on Sunday 3 July to provide assistance to a casualty with a suspected heart attack.

Tobermory Lifeboat


Tobermory lifeboat
The pagers sounded shortly after 10am and the all-weather lifeboat made best speed to the 32m tall ship anchored to the northwest of the island of Ulva off the Isle of Mull’s west coast. Coastguard helicopter Rescue 199 from Prestwick was also tasked to attend.

Rescue 199 arrived on scene shortly before the lifeboat and with the RNLI crew standing by, transferred the casualty to the helicopter for the onward journey to hospital. The Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsey returned to Tobermory where she was refuelled and made ready for service by 1pm.

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Leanne Blair, Tobermory RNLI Volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07711549609 or [email protected]

Natasha Bennett, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 07826 900639, [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 07920 365929, [email protected]

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

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