St Abbs incident: Coastguard called to two incidents on Berwickshire coast

Berwick Coastguard Rescue Team were called out to two separate incidents where divers had found themselves in difficulty on Sunday morning.

The team was called out just before 11am to assist Eyemouth Coastguards and St Abbs Lifeboat with a medical incident at St Abbs Harbour involving a diver.

When the team arrived, the individual was already in the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

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They were then diverted to an emergency in Eyemouth, also involving a diver.

When they arrived the diver was safe and well on shore, and was being assessed by a paramedic from RNLI Eyemouth Lifeboat.

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After confirming the second casualty didn’t need their assistance, the team was immediately ordered to return to the original incident where they set-up a helicopter landing site at Coldingham.

The first diver was assessed by a Doctor led team from the Scotland Charity Air Ambulance.

The coastguard were called to two incidents on the Berwickshire coast this morning and set up a helicopter landing site at Coldingham.

Berwick Coastguard Rescue Team secured the area and diverted people away from the landing site before the helicopter departed.

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