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Byline: Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI’s volunteer crew were called out to medical emergencies twice within a six hour period on Saturday
Page Content: Kyle lifeboat crew were paged at 7:29am on Saturday morning to reports of an injured person on the shore in the Duncraig area of loch Carron.  Kyle lifeboat launched within 10 minutes and arrived on scene at 7:50am by which time a member of the local Coastguard team had located the casualty on the shore to the east of Craig.  The lone male canoeist had slipped and suffered a suspected fractured ankle the previous night but had been unable to raise the alarm until the morning.  Kyle lifeboat put crew members ashore to assess the casualty before securing him to a stretcher and carrying him back to the lifeboat.  The crew then took the casualty to the pontoons in Plockton where they transferred him to a waiting ambulance before returning to rescue his canoe and equipment.  The lifeboat then returned to station and was refuelled and ready for service at 9:50am.

The lifeboat was called into action again at 1:28pm after an elderly male slipped and fell whilst walking on the shore at a remote bay to the south of Balmacara.  The lifeboat arrived on scene within 5 minutes and once again put crew members ashore to assess the casualty’s condition.  The 89 year old male had a severe laceration to his face which required treatment before the crew could transfer him to the lifeboat.  They then transported the casualty to the waiting ambulance in Kyle before being stood down and returning to the station.  The lifeboat was refuelled once again and was ready for service at 3:00pm.

Notes to editors:
• For further details on either casualty please contact Stornoway Coastguard
• The first picture shows the canoeist being transferred onto the lifeboat
• The second picture shows the second casualty being handed over to the ambulance crew
• This is the 21st time that Kyle lifeboat has been called into service in 2014

RNLI media contacts:
Andrew MacDonald, Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI Volunteer Press Officer on 07748 707606 or montuba@gmail.com

Or Richard Smith, Public Relations Manager Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or Richard_Smith2@rnli.org.uk

Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

Byline: Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI's volunteer crew were called out to medical emergencies twice within a six hour period on Saturday
Page Content: Kyle lifeboat crew were paged at 7:29am on Saturday morning to reports of an injured person on the shore in the Duncraig area of loch Carron.  Kyle lifeboat launched within 10 minutes and arrived on scene at 7:50am by which time a member of the local Coastguard team had located the casualty on the shore to the east of Craig.  The lone male canoeist had slipped and suffered a suspected fractured ankle the previous night but had been unable to raise the alarm until the morning.  Kyle lifeboat put crew members ashore to assess the casualty before securing him to a stretcher and carrying him back to the lifeboat.  The crew then took the casualty to the pontoons in Plockton where they transferred him to a waiting ambulance before returning to rescue his canoe and equipment.  The lifeboat then returned to station and was refuelled and ready for service at 9:50am.

The lifeboat was called into action again at 1:28pm after an elderly male slipped and fell whilst walking on the shore at a remote bay to the south of Balmacara.  The lifeboat arrived on scene within 5 minutes and once again put crew members ashore to assess the casualty’s condition.  The 89 year old male had a severe laceration to his face which required treatment before the crew could transfer him to the lifeboat.  They then transported the casualty to the waiting ambulance in Kyle before being stood down and returning to the station.  The lifeboat was refuelled once again and was ready for service at 3:00pm.

Notes to editors:
• For further details on either casualty please contact Stornoway Coastguard
• The first picture shows the canoeist being transferred onto the lifeboat
• The second picture shows the second casualty being handed over to the ambulance crew
• This is the 21st time that Kyle lifeboat has been called into service in 2014


RNLI media contacts:
Andrew MacDonald, Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI Volunteer Press Officer on 07748 707606 or montuba@gmail.com

Or Richard Smith, Public Relations Manager Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or Richard_Smith2@rnli.org.uk

Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.