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St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat tasked to a medical evacuation at Porthmelgan

Lifeboats News Release

On Tuesday August (22) at 4.18pm St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat (ILB) were tasked to a medical evacuation from Porthmelgan where a female casualty was reported to have fallen and sustained serious arm injuries.

St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat

St Davids Coastguards

St Davids inshore lifeboat on Porthmelgan beach

St Davids RNLI lifeboat and RNLI lifeguards were first on scene, also tasked was coastguard rescue helicopter 187 due to the reported serious nature of her injuries.

UK coastguard teams from St Davids and Broad Haven were also in attendance.

The casualty was assessed and treated on scene before the ILB transferred her to Whitesands to be met by Broad Haven Coastguard Rescue team and NHS Welsh Ambulance Trust.

After handing over the casualty to ambulance paramedics the lifeboat returned to station arriving back at 5.46pm.

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For more information contact Jim Phillips, St Davids Lifeboat Press Officer on 07791 121039. Alternitavely contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email

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