Lifeboat crew help paramedics reach Holy Island after callout to ill patient

A patient and paramedics were transported from Holy Island by a lifeboat during a high tide alert.

By Fiona Thompson
Thursday, 11th February 2021, 1:31 pm

RNLI Berwick upon Tweed Lifeboats launched its all-weather boat to help the North East Ambulance Service yesterday, Wednesday, February 10.

A spokesperson for the volunteer team said: “The ambulance staff, assisted by Berwick lifeboat crew and Holy Island coastguard, then brought the casualty back to Berwick Upon Tweed onboard our Lifeboat to the awaiting ambulance.

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A photo shared by Berwick Upon Tweed's RNLI team following the callout.

“A cold choppy journey for our crew, ambulance staff and casualty.

"Well done all.”

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