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Seahouses lifeboat crew assist ill female

Lifeboats News Release

At 2:15pm on Tuesday 12 July 2022, Seahouses lifeboat Coxswain and Mechanic were on station, when they were alerted to a female boat trip passenger on the harbour beside the lifeboat station, who had become ill, and required medical assistance.

RNLI Website Image of Seahouses Lifeboat station

RNLI/Ian Clayton

RNLI Website Image of Seahouses Lifeboat station
A further crew member (volunteer coxswain) who was close by, was also called to the station to assist.

The lady was displaying some serious symptoms and was assessed by the lifeboat crew at the station, who are trained as RNLI Casualty Carers, and an ambulance was called.

The lady was given aspirin and GTN spray, and her vital signs carefully monitored, while the ambulance response was awaited. A Fast Response Car Paramedic was first on scene, and later joined by a road ambulance. The Ambulance personnel further assessed the lady, and they then transported her urgently to the Critical Care Hospital at Cramlington.

Seahouses RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Ian Clayton added: 'Not every call to the RNLI needs a lifeboat. As the lifeboat station is situated on our busy harbour here at Seahouses, we do receive occasional requests to assist medical situations affecting members of the public.

'Usually, they can be quite minor. However, on this occasion, it appeared this lady was quite ill, and needed urgent medical care. We are pleased to have been able to offer her initial assistance and wish her well for a full recovery from her unfortunate illness.'

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

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