Kyle lifeboat called out to a 77-year-old kayaker

NO F32 Transfer casualty

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Kyle lifeboat was called out last week after a kayaker fell and suffered a suspected broken hip on Guillamon Island off Broadford Bay.

The kayaker was part of a group who were exploring the area and decided to go ashore on the island last Tuesday.

The woman was climbing out of her kayak when she slipped and fell, injuring her hip badly.

The lifeboat arrived on scene at 1.15pm and put two crew members ashore to give first
aid. The crew assessed the injured woman’s condition before making her as comfortable as possible.

She was then transferred onto a stretcher and carried to the lifeboat. The lifeboat made its way to Broadford where an ambulance was waiting to transport her to hospital.

The injured woman was handed over to the Scottish Ambulance Service at 2.30pm
and the lifeboat returned to Kyle. Photograph: Kyle RNLI.