Arbroath lifeboats evacuate ill fisherman
Both Arbroath lifeboats were launched yesterday evening (8th June) to assist in the evacuation of a crewman that had taken ill on board a fishing boat located close to the Bell Rock lighthouse.
A request for lifeboat assistance was received from HM Coastguard at 8.50pm and both the inshore and all-weather lifeboats were quickly launched.
Once on scene, the RNLI volunteers transferred the casualty from the fishing boat to the all-weather lifeboat, Inchcape, and he was brought back to Arbroath harbour before being transferred into the care of waiting ambulance crew.
RNLI media contacts
Rod McLean, Arbroath volunteer lifeboat press officer, 07850 255360, email Rod_McLean@rnli.org.uk
Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland, 07786 668903, email Richard_Smith2@rnli.org.uk
Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 07771 943026, email email@example.com
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.