Thank You for Stromness RNLI
A fallen climber, rescued by the volunteer crew of Stromness RNLI lifeboat, has sent a lovely thank you gift to the station.
The volunteer crew of Stromness lifeboat, Violet Dorothy and Kathleen, responded and were quickly on the scene. Louise had been pulled from the sea by her climbing partner but was now in a precarious position on wave-washed rocks at the foot of the cliffs.
The lifeboat crew launched the Y-boat and two crew members were able to reach Louise and administer first aid before transferring her to the All-Weather lifeboat.
A Coastguard helicopter completed the rescue to The Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall before Louise was soon transferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
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