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.”