Early morning call for Seahouses lifeboat to assist ambulance and Coastguards

Lifeboats News Release

At 1.33am on Friday 25 November 2022, the UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses all-weather lifeboat, to transport an ambulance crew to Holy Island.

Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat launching on service 25/11/2022 at 01:50hr

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat launching on service 25/11/2022 at 01:50hr
The Causeway was closed by the tide. An elderly lady had fallen on Holy Island and sustained a head injury. The local Coastguard team had also been tasked and were giving medical assistance as co-responders, until the arrival of the paramedics.

The lifeboat launched, and awaited the arrival of the ambulance at Seahouses, and then made best speed to the Island with the ambulance crew aboard.

Holy Island Coastguard Team then met the lifeboat at the harbour and transported the crew to the casualty’s location. She was assessed and treated, and evacuation by lifeboat to the mainland was not required. The ambulance crew were then returned by the lifeboat to their vehicle at Seahouses.

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For more information please contact Ian Clayton, RNLI volunteer lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected]
Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat launching on service 25/11/2022 at 01:50hr

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat launching on service 25/11/2022 at 01:50hr

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