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Criccieth RNLI Lifeboats launch to assist with medical evacuation

Lifeboats News Release

At 3.30pm on Saturday the 26th of November, 2016 volunteers crew members from Criccieth's RNLI Lifeboat Station were requested to launch by UK Coastguard following report that a woman had fallen off rocks near Borth y Gest.

Criccieth Lifeboat following lanuch

RNLI/Ifer Gwyn

Criccieth Lifeboat being recovered
The Station's Atlantic 85 Class lifeboat, Doris Joan, was promptly launched from Criccieth, whilst the Station's inshore rescue boat was transported for launch from Borth y Gest. As the casualty was on shore, it was understood she was already being treated for her injuries by members of Criccieth's Coastguard Search and Rescue Team and paramedics from the Wales Air Ambulance Service. The Lifeboats attendance was precautionary.

Once the casualty was safely aboard the air ambulance, both boats were stood down and returned to station.

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For further information please contact Ifer Gwyn on 07554445316.

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