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Tobermory RNLI goes to aid of man at Rubha nan Gall lighthouse

Lifeboats News Release

Tobermory RNLI’s volunteer crew were tasked to go to the aid of a man who appeared to be injured at a popular viewpoint close to Rubha nan Gall lighthouse late on the night of Thursday 16 May 2024.

Tobermory RNLI lifeboat library photo

RNLI/Sam Jones

Tobermory RNLI lifeboat library photo

Tobermory RNLI’s Severn class lifeboat, Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsey, was launched shortly before midnight with two paramedics on board. With the lighthouse being just one mile north from the lifeboat station, the crew were quickly on the scene and a volunteer crew member and the paramedics went ashore in the lifeboat’s daughter craft, the Y boat.

After checking over the casualty who was uninjured, the man was transferred onto the lifeboat and taken back to Tobermory from where he was taken to hospital to be assessed.

Tobermory RNLI Station Coxswain, David McHaffie said ‘This was a multi-agency operation involving colleagues from the Scottish Ambulance Service and Police Scotland as well as Mull’s Coastguard Rescue Teams. We are grateful to the three visitors who alerted the emergency services and pleased that there has been a good outcome. If you see anyone in difficulty at the coast, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard’.

RNLI media contacts

Dr Sam Jones, Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager/Lifeboat Press Officer, 07747601900, [email protected]

Natasha Bennett, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 07826 900639, [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 07920 365929, [email protected]

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

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