Second call-out of the day for Llandudno RNLI crew
Whilst Llandudno all-weather lifeboat was at sea dealing with the disabled sloop 'Esprit' on Thursday afternoon, the station's inshore lifeboat was called out at 4:10pm. to go to Rhos-on-Sea, where three people had been reported in difficulties in the sea.
Also scrambled to the incident were Llandudno coastguard, CG helicopter 'Rescue 136' and ambulances.
In the event, as the rescue teams were nearing the scene an inflatable from Colwyn Bay Watersports Centre was reported to have picked up two of the casualties and taken them to the Centre.
The third person elected to swim ashore but was then taken ill on the beach. The lifeboat crew was able to confirm the first two persons - a man and a child - were safely ashore, before assisting in communications between the rescue teams prior to beaching their craft to join those helping the casualty on the beach - a male aged 46.
Following treatment by paramedics and coastguards the latter was airlifted to hospital by Rescue 136.
With all casualties accounted for the operation was concluded and the lifeboat returned to station.
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