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Byline: Tobermory’s volunteer lifeboat crew carried out its second medevac from a cruise ship just hours after returning from a similar mission.
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Tobermory lifeboat launched at 1250 on Monday 15th April to go to the aid of a passenger suffering chest pains on a cruise ship in Bloody Bay to the north of Tobermory. The wind had risen to a Force 7 since the lifeboat’s previous ‘shout’ to the same vessel just four hours earlier. Despite winds gusting up to 30 knots, the volunteer crew successfully transferred the man onto the lifeboat, along with his wife and a doctor and took them to Tobermory where they were handed over to the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Tobermory RNLI Coxswain, Andrew McHaffie said: ‘Today’s events just go to show that you can never tell whether it’s going to be months or hours before the next shout. Our volunteer crew keep their pagers to hand at all times and are ready to respond immediately when the call comes.’

Notes to editors

Tobermory lifeboat carried out a medevac from the same cruise ship earlier on Monday 15 April – see http://rnli.org/NewsCentre/Pages/Tobermory-Lifeboat-im-mercy-mission-to-cruise-ship-passenger.aspx for details.

This was Tobermory RNLI’s fifth launch of 2013.

Media contacts

For further details, please contact Sam Jones, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07747601900.

Byline: Tobermory's volunteer lifeboat crew carried out its second medevac from a cruise ship just hours after returning from a similar mission.
Page Content:

Tobermory lifeboat launched at 1250 on Monday 15th April to go to the aid of a passenger suffering chest pains on a cruise ship in Bloody Bay to the north of Tobermory. The wind had risen to a Force 7 since the lifeboat's previous 'shout' to the same vessel just four hours earlier. Despite winds gusting up to 30 knots, the volunteer crew successfully transferred the man onto the lifeboat, along with his wife and a doctor and took them to Tobermory where they were handed over to the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Tobermory RNLI Coxswain, Andrew McHaffie said: 'Today's events just go to show that you can never tell whether it's going to be months or hours before the next shout. Our volunteer crew keep their pagers to hand at all times and are ready to respond immediately when the call comes.'

Notes to editors

Tobermory lifeboat carried out a medevac from the same cruise ship earlier on Monday 15 April - see http://rnli.org/NewsCentre/Pages/Tobermory-Lifeboat-im-mercy-mission-to-cruise-ship-passenger.aspx for details.

This was Tobermory RNLI's fifth launch of 2013.

Media contacts

For further details, please contact Sam Jones, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07747601900.