The day after the open day at Salcombe Lifeboat Station, the inshore rescue boat was in action, coming to the aid of someone who had been injured on the rocks near Millbay, the local Volunteer Coast Guard Rescue dropped what ever they were doing for the day job and got down on to Millbay PDQ to prepare the beach for the landing of the air ambulance. There was much gathering up of clobber, kids and deckchairs and an area was soon cleared; however there must have been a change of plan, because the helicopter did a bit of a hover before heading off towards North Sands. (I saw more than one small child in tears because they hadn’t , after the big build up, seen the air ambulance land, I suspect they may have been watching too many episodes of Seaside Rescue. Sorry kids, the emergency services were playing to the casualty, not the gallery.
The inshore lifeboat took the casualty and ambulance guys across the water, to the waiting helicopter, retuning to Millbay with a soggy ambulance crew who may have had to spend the rest of their shift in sopping boots.
So I’m afraid I’ve no dramatic pictures to share, just images of team work really; volunteer lifeboat crew, volunteer Coastguard Rescue Service (the guy in blue) working alongside the emergency services.
Oh look, is that a bottle of Entonox I spy, being carried by the ambulance guys?
Dear me, you should have seen the state of Mr Uhdd, the last time he took a huge fellrunners lungful of the stuff. I laughed so much I cried, so did the rest of the antenatal class; it is not wise to make so many heavily pregnant women laugh so hard.