RNLI crew help two injured women in Northumberland

Seahouses lifeboat crew was called out twice yesterday in quick succession. Picture by RNLI.
Seahouses lifeboat crew was called out twice yesterday in quick succession. Picture by RNLI.

Seahouses RNLI was called out twice to help injured women in separate incidents in Northumberland yesterday.

The first call-out came at 12.20pm when the Coastguard alerted the crew to an incident at Staple Island, following reports of a woman who had fallen over.

The charity’s inshore lifeboat, Peter Downes, and its all-weather lifeboat, Grace Darling, both attended the scene.

After arriving at the Island, crew from the inshore lifeboat performed a casualty care check and found that she had injured her hand and knee.

Once the crew had stabilised her, they placed her onto a stretcher and she was lifted onto the all-weather lifeboat. The 61-year-old was then handed over to local Coastguards and paramedics for further treatment.

The second call-out came as the lifeboats were returning to the station. A woman had fallen from her horse on Monks House beach, north of Seahouses.

Again, both lifeboats attended the scene and the crew conducted a casualty care check and stabilised the 70-year-old. She was then handed over to paramedics and airlifted to hospital.

Seahouses RNLI deputy launching authority, Colin Banks, said: “The casualties received swift and effective treatment which is testament to the seamless teamwork demonstrated by the agencies involved. We wish both women a quick recovery.”