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Berwick RNLI assist North East Ambulance in medevac

Lifeboats News Release

The UK Coast Guard requested the launch of Berwick-upon-Tweeds all-weather lifeboat at 11.08 on Friday 18 of August, for the second time in a week to assist the North East Ambulance Service.

Team work medi-vac from Holy Island

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

Medi-vac North East Ambulance & Berwick RNLI
The lifeboat crew along with two Paramedics went to medevac a five-year-old girl and her mother from Holy Island after she had suffered a fit.

The girl was brought to Berwick lifeboat station then transferred by ambulance to hospital.

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