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Horse Rider Rescued from St Bees Beach

Lifeboats News Release

Belfast Coastguard paged St Bees RNLI volunteers just after midday on Friday May 27 May.

St Bees RNLI volunteers were paged by Belfast Coastguard to assist paramedics on St Bees beach, who were attending to a woman who had fallen off her horse.

The paramedics had asked for the assistance of St Bees lifeboat due to the incoming tide.

The crew were at the lifeboat station within five minutes of being paged and brought the casualty back to the boathouse. She was then assessed before going to hospital via ambulance.

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