Dramatic rescue for Dunbar lifeboat crew

Dunbar lifeboat rescue

Dunbar lifeboat rescue

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Dunbar’s volunteer lifeboat crew staged a dramatic rescue of an injured bargeman just yards from their own front door.

In one of their closest rescues ever the crew of the town’s RNLI inshore lifeboat went to the aid of the man who had been working on dredging the habour when he sustained a back injury and became stuck in a container on the barge.

Aberdeen coastguard asked the crew to go to the air of the injured man after the town’s harbourmaster Gary Lawson raised the alarm.

A paramedic crew and a doctor from the Royal Infirmary medical flying squad were taken over by the lifeboat to the barge where the injured man was in extreme pain.

Coxswain Gary Fairbairn said: “We managed to get the injured man off the barge and back to the beach in the harbour where he was taken aboard the ambulance and conveyed to the Royal Infirmary for treatment.”

It’s understood the man left hospital later that night (Tuesday).

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