2018 Launches

Published on February 2nd, 2018 | by West Mersea RNLI

West Mersea RNLI Medevac

West Mersea RNLI Medevac

Thursday 1st February 2018

We launched today at 12.31pm on a ‘medevac’ shout, tasked to pick up a paramedic from the mainland. With Mersea Island cut off by a very high spring tide, all vehicles – including an ambulance – were unable to cross the Strood.

We hurried to the top of Peldon Creek where we met paramedics and an ambulance. We then brought one paramedic by lifeboat onto the island where she was met by the West Mersea Coastguard Rescue Team who were waiting with a vehicle ready to rush her to the casualty.

Here we are coming ashore with the paramedic at The Coast Inn car park.

After a little wait, we launched again for the return journey – this time carrying the casualty too – back across the water to the mainland and to the waiting ambulance.

We were back at the station, all finished with the boat washed, refuelled and put away by 2pm, just as the tide subsided.

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Photograph by West Mersea RNLI.

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