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Launch Report 020/2016

ELDERLY FEMALE FALLEN DOWN STEPS ON SEAHOUSES BREAKWATER

At 14.50hr on Friday 22nd July 2016, crewmen on station at Seahouses, heard a local trip boat calling Humber Coastguard, reporting that they had seen an elderly female tumble down the steps at the end of Seahouses main breakwater pier. She required urgent medical assistance.

The Lifeboat Crew on station immediately responded with their trauma kit aboard the station Landrover. On arrival moments later, they dressed a head wound the lady had suffered, as well as an injury to her right ankle. She was going into shock, and was given oxygen. A trainee doctor was also in attendance, and gave assistance.

An ambulance later conveyed the lady to the Northumbria Emergency Care Hospital at Cramlington. It is understood that after stitches to a head wound, and other treatment she was later released. Lifeboat Operations Manager Ian Clayton added “This lady had fallen some distance down concrete steps, and the prompt action of the trip boat crew, resulted in her receiving very fast medical attention. She was very lucky not to have received more serious injuries, or indeed to have fallen into the harbour. We all hope she makes a full recovery from her unfortunate experience.”


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