Alderney RNLI lifeboat crew assist with medevac transfer of pregnant woman
The Alderney RNLI all weather lifeboat, Roy Barker I was launched this morning (Tuesday 21 February) at 10.30 to assist with the urgent medevac transfer of two patients to Guernsey, who were unable to fly due to thick fog in Alderney.
The Roy Barker I arrived at St Peter Port Harbour in Guernsey at midday and arrived back in Alderney by 1:45pm
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