Seahouses lifeboat crew help woman injured on Farne Islands

Seahouses lifeboat has helped a woman who was injured on the Farne Islands.

The woman had suffered a suspected dislocated knee after slipping on rocks on Staple Island.

Seahouses all-weather lifeboat launched shortly after 1pm on Thursday.

The woman was assessed and given pain relief by the casualty care trained crew.

Seahouses all-weather lifeboat launches.

She was transferred to the lifeboat by stretcher after her injured limb was immobilised and transported back to Seahouses harbour, to await a road ambulance for the onward journey to the Northumbria Hospital in Cramlington.

Coxswain Craig Pringle said: “This was a fairly straight forward operation for our crew, who train for these scenarios. The casualty was obviously in a lot of pain.

"We wish her well and hope she makes a speedy recovery from her unfortunate accident.”

It was the second call of the day for the crew.

At 10.04am, they were paged to help North East Ambulance Service reach a critically ill person on Holy Island because the causeway was closed by the tide. However, as the crew prepared to launch, they were cancelled by the Coastguard, as the casualty was not as ill as first reported.