While on their way to the Victoria Classic Boat Festival the Delta Lifeboat received a CCG tasking for medical assistance to proceed to a position SE of Porlier Pass, where a suspected heart attack had occurred on a sailboat. We altered course and headed there immediately. While in transit, a call went to a whale-watching vessel to see if there was a doctor on board. Turns out there was, so they were also tasked. The hovercraft was also dispatched. Onshore an ambulance was dispatched from the south end of Galliano, but with no idea how to get to the 60ft sailboat.
We were told to stand down when we were just 2 miles away. The doctor had attended and discovered that the gentleman had sadly passed away, so our services were no longer required. The patient was transferred to the hovercraft and taken to their base. We used the incident to provide us with real-life training.