Oban RNLI assists injured lone sailor

The all-weather Oban RNLI lifeboat responds to a call-out. Photograph: RNLI/Stephen Lawson.

They were tasked at 2.57pm by the Stornoway Coastguard to assist the sailor, between the island of Lismore and the Morvern coastline.

After arriving on scene, the volunteer crew assessed the casualty and made the decision to evacuate the injured sailor by lifeboat back to Oban for medical attention.

Two crew from the all-weather lifeboat were then transferred to the yacht sail it back to Oban and the Mora Edith Macdonald lifeboat made best speed back to Oban.

The casualty was handed over to the care of paramedics from the Scottish Ambulance Service in Oban.

Oban lifeboat then returned to the casualty’s yacht to help bring it back to Oban where it was secured alongside the North pier pontoons.

The lifeboat returned to the station and was prepared for service at 6:05pm.

If you see someone in trouble at the coast, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.

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