Rescue crews take part in training exercise to help 'stranded' walkers

Seahouses Coastguard, Seahouses RNLI and Howick Coastguard carried out a training exercise at Budle Bay in Northumberland.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 7:39 am
Updated Sunday, 8th December 2019, 2:45 am
Seahouses RNLI, Seahhouses Coastguard and Howick Coastguard carried out an exercise on Tuesday, December 3. Picture: Adrian Don/RNLI

Crews took part in the exercise on Tuesday, December 3 and were tasked to rescue two coastal walkers who had become cut off by the incoming tide at the bay.

In the scenario, one walker had fallen and suffered arm, head and leg injuries after scaling a cliff, while the second person called for help.

Coastguard units were called to the scene to assist the “casualties” while the RNLI carried out a shoreline search.

The people were then rescued by the crews, and received the appropriate medical attention for the mocked-up situation.

A debrief was then held at Seahouses Lifeboat Station.

In a post on Facebook, Seahouses Coastguard added: “Plenty of joined-up working, good exercise organised by Seahouses Coastguard and Seahouses RNLI staff, thanks folks.”