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Seahouses lifeboat called to assist ambulance crews at Holy Island

Lifeboats News Release

At 10:44pm on Thursday 9 June 2022, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses all-weather lifeboat, to assist the North East Ambulaance Service attending a medical emergency on Holy Island.

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat just after launch
The Causeway was closed by the tide from 9:45pm until 1:45am (Friday). The RNLI has a protocol with the NE Ambulance Service for such situations. The lifeboat launched and awaited arrival of the ambulance crew, who were then conveyed to Holy Island haven.

On arrival, the lifeboat was met by Holy Island Coastguard Rescue Team, who transported the paramedics to the casualty.

At 10:26pm on Saturday 11 June, UK Coastguard requested the immediate launch of Seahouses all-weather lifeboat, to again assist the North East Ambulance Service with another medical emergency on Holy Island. The causeway was closed by the tide from 10:50am until 3:35pm. On this occasion, it was a female with chest pains. An ambulance crew was then transported from Seahouses to Holy Island.

On arrival, they were again met by Holy Island Coastguard Rescue Team, and taken to the casualty’s location. Once assessed, the decision was made to urgently evacuate the casualty by lifeboat to Seahouses, where the casualty was then placed aboard the ambulance for onward transport to Hospital for treatment

Seahouses Lifeboat Crew wish both casualties well for a full recovery, and hope their experiences were not too traumatic.

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

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