Date. 02/05/2015 Berwick Report no. HB
Berwick RNLI rapid response with Berwick Paramedics
Berwick RNLI rapid response with Berwick Paramedics to an incident on Holy Island, at 12.10 am on Saturday 2nd May 2015.
After Berwick Ambulance crew received a call to attend to a lady who was suffering from pre-eclampsia and needing immediate attention on Holy Island due to the tide being in, they requested HM Coast Guard to launch Berwick lifeboat. From the request coming in, the All weather lifeboat was launched and on its way with both paramedics on board within five minutes.
Paramedics in attendance where Ken Vaughn along with Paul Ross who said,
"Using Berwick lifeboat to get to Holy Island when the tide is in is the best an quickest way to reach any casualty and we thank them for their quick response."
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