Dunbar incident: First aid training day gets real for RNLI volunteers after man falls off cliff

Dunbar RNLI volunteers interrupted a first aid training course on Friday to deal with a real victim in difficult circumstances.

Several crew members who were in the middle of a casualty care course at the station were charged when a 48-year-old man plunged 30ft from the cliff in Winterfield Park just before 4pm on Friday January 7.

Both boats were launched to help with the operation, which also included coastguard teams from Dunbar and Eyemouth, police and ambulance teams and the coastguard rescue helicopter.

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The Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) crew arrived at the scene at 4:10 p.m. and provided emergency care to the injured until the rescue helicopter arrived.

Meanwhile, the All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) volunteers sat offshore when needed.

Once the decision was made to airlift the victim to hospital for treatment, the two boats were stopped by the UK Coastguard at around 5.30pm.

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