Oban Lifeboat crew transfer patient from Mull

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The volunteer crew of Oban Lifeboat assisted the Scottish Ambulance Service with the transfer of a patient from the Isle of Mull.

Oban Lifeboat Mora Edith MacDonald was launched on service at 9.56pm on October 31 to carry out a medical evacuation from Craignure to Oban.

Often the casualty care training that lifeboat crew receive is put to good use in such situations. However, on this occasion the lifeboat crew transported two Scottish Ambulance Service paramedics to Craignure.

Upon arrival the lifeboat was met by a waiting ambulance and quickly transferred the patient to the lifeboat before beginning the return journey to Oban.

The lifeboat returned to Oban at 11.04pm where a waiting ambulance was ready to transfer the patient to Glasgow for further treatment.