Portree lifeboat ferries medical personnel to Raasay emergency

Portree Lifeboat which assisted in the emergency on Raasay

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Last night (Sunday), shortly before 9am, Portree Lifeboat was launched to assist in taking authorised emergency personnel to the Isle of Raasay.

This was Portree Lifeboat Crew’s second launch under the new COVID-19 restrictions. The last shout was on Saturday, May 9, also at 8.43pm, however this was the first shout the crew have had to manage with other emergency service personnel onboard the lifeboat.

Portree Lifeboat is a Trent Class Lifeboat which is authorised by the RNLI to carry other emergency services during this current situation.

Last night’s request originated from the Scottish Ambulance Service, for an ongoing medical emergency on Raasay.

The lifeboat took the two ambulance personnel from Portree over to the island.

The ambulance personnel made their way to the casualty and as a result the patient be taken back to Portree via the lifeboat and into the waiting ambulance for onward travel to hospital.