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ILB paged to assist fallen horse rider in Belhaven Bay

On Sunday 11 October 2015, just after 1pm, Dunbar inshore lifeboat and her volunteer crew were launched to assist a horse rider who had fallen from her horse whilst riding on the beach in Belhaven Bay.

The coastguard rescue team were already on the beach helping the casualty when the lifeboat crew arrived. The casualty’s injuries were not life threatening.

The lifeboat crew put the casualty on a stretcher and carried her to the car park at the beach where she was passed into the care of the waiting ambulance crew.

Dunbar lifeboat Coxswain Gary Fairbairn said: ‘This is why it’s so important that we train with the Coastguard and other emergency services, so that we are able to smoothly and quickly transfer a casualty from our care to someone else’s, or vice versa.’

Once the casualty was in the care of the ambulance crew the lifeboat volunteers returned to Dunbar.