Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI assist casualty at Lindisfarne Music Festival

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 3 September 2022 at 6.58pm HM Coastguard requested the launch of the all-weather lifeboat.

Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI All-Weather Lifeboat taking Paramedics over to Holy Island

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

Off to Holy Island
The shout came for the lifeboat crew to take two North East Paramedics over to Holy Island where the Lindisfarne Music Festival was being held over the weekend.

The lifeboat crew were ready to launch as soon as the Paramedics had made the 1.5 mile journey from the Berwick Ambulance Station.

On arrival at Holy Island, Paramedics attended to a female casualty who had taken very unwell. After further assessment, it was deemed necessary to bring the casualty onto the RNLI lifeboat, so that she could be taken then by ambulance to hospital for further treatment.

This was a special night for one of the new crew members William Lowe, as this was his first official shout. He said: 'It was great, now I know why we have to train so hard, so we can be prepared for all types of events, it's amazing working with such a dedicated crew, plus other Emergency Services.'

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