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The volunteer crew of Oban RNLI Lifeboat Mora Edith MacDonald were called out to assist with the transfer of a patient from Mull to Oban for hospital treatment on Monday night.
At 9.26pm on May 27, the UK Coastguard requested the launch of Oban Lifeboat following a call from the Scottish Ambulance Service for assistance. In this instance it was deemed best for paramedics to travel with the lifeboat on the short crossing to Craignure to ensure that the best care could be provided to the casualty.
After the arrival of the paramedics the lifeboat left her berth at 10.03pm, arriving at cragnure just over 30 minute later.
Following the transfer of the patient from an ambulance to the lifeboat at Craignure, the lifeboat then returned to Oban at 11.23pm where the patient was then taken to Oban, Lorn and the Isles Hosptial for further treatment.