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Both St Davids RNLI lifeboats tasked to injured woman

Lifeboats News Release

On Thursday August (24) at 1.30pm St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat launched on service to a woman who had fallen approximately 30ft onto rocks at Carred Y Barcud near to Caerfai beach.

Injured woman

RNLI/ St Davids


Shortly afterwards at 1.35pm the all-weather lifeboat launched to the same incident.

The inshore lifeboat was soon on scene, and put crew members ashore to treat the casualty.

UK coastguard teams from St Davids and Broad Haven together with a coastguard rescue helicopter R187.

The helicopter lowered their paramedic to assess the woman and it was decided to winch the casualty to Morrison Hospital in Swansea.

Both lifeboats stood off while the winching operation was taking place.

Once this was completed, both lifeboats were released from the incident to return to station arriving back at 4.00pm.

This was fine example of multi-agency team work.

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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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