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Lifeboats News Release
Author: Richard Polden
HM Coastguard at Liverpool requested the assistance of Flint volunteer lifeboat crew when a report was received of a fisherman who had collapsed whilst afloat between Greenfield & Bagillt.
Flint lifeboat responded to the request at 7.35am, however another fishing boat already afloat responded and towed the casualty into Bagillt where they were met by an ambulance, and the lifeboat.
Alan Forrester volunteer lifeboat operations manager for Flint lifeboat station said we had a full crew turnout, and we were back on station at 8.30am.
Notes to editors
• Flint lifeboat station has been operating since 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint
• Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew responded to 23 calls in 2011, and saved two lives.
• Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew have responded to 11 calls in 2012
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For interview requests, or more information please contact Richard Polden, Lifeboat Press Officer, Flint Lifeboat Station on 01352711185. Alternatively contact Danielle Rush, RNLI Media Relations Manager in Wales on 01745585162 or 07786668829.
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