Casualty on sailing boat assisted by Peterhead volunteers
The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat ‘The Misses Robertson of Kintal’ was requested to launch by Aberdeen Coastguard on 9 June at 6.30am to respond with its volunteer crew to aid a casualty with chest pains on board a sailing vessel in Peterhead bay.
Two lifeboat crewmen were transferred to the vessel to treat the unwell male casualty. The sailing vessel was then escorted to Peterhead harbour, and the casualty was transferred to a waiting ambulance. The lifeboat was stood down at 7.30am, after the transfer of the casualty to an ambulance.
Peterhead Lifeboat is always interested to hear from anyone wishing to help save lives at sea by joining the fund raising team, or the crew. If you think you have some spare time to help raise funds to save lives at sea, or you have what it takes to be a member of the lifeboat crew, then please contact us at Peterhead lifeboat station on 01779 473331.
Notes to editors
• Peterhead lifeboat station has been operating since 1865. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to http://peterheadlifeboat.co.uk/
• A video of a Tamar class lifeboat similar to Peterhead’s lifeboat can be viewed at http://www.rnli.org.uk/who_we_are/press_centre/videos/video_detail?articleid=321828&category=321494®ion=&listing=Lifeboats
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