Emergency crew rescues boy who had swallowed £1 coin on Holy Island

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A lifeboat was launched this afternoon to rescue a boy who had swallowed a £1 coin and was cut off by the tide on Holy Island.

The North East Ambulance Service had requested help to reach the island at around 1pm, as the causeway was closed.

The child was in considerable pain and Humber Coastguard asked Seahouses Lifeboat to launch and ferry a community paramedic to the scene.

The lifeboat launched and waited for the paramedic to arrive in a fast response vehicle. The paramedic was taken to Holy island, leaving Seahouses at 1.40pm and arriving at 2.06pm.

The boy was treated and was finally sick, so the offending coin was recovered and the child made a full recovery.

Holy Island Coastguard team was also in attendance. The paramedic was then returned by lifeboat to Seahouses and reunited with his vehicle. An ambulance had also attended Seahouses for the incident but was stood down.