Cardigan RNLI Lifeboat Volunteers called out twice in 24 hours

Lifeboats News Release

Cardigan RNLI volunteers were called out twice in 24 hours, the first call, on Wednesday 23 August at 3:24pm was to assist UK Coastguard with the rescue of a man who had sustained minor injuries while climbing a cliff face on the east side of Aberporth Beach.

D-Class lifeboat, Elsie Ida Mead

RNLI/Tracy Newman

D-Class lifeboat Elsie Ida Mead

The D-Class lifeboat, which was already launched for a routine training assessment, was re-routed following the call and made it’s way to Aberporth beach to help with the incident.

The man became stuck 5 metres from the top of the cliff, and due to his position the UK Coastguard were unable to get to him and so the Coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon was called out. The injured man was winched aboard the Rescue 936 helicopter and landed safety at Aberporth airfield for further assessment.

The lifeboat was re-fuelled during the call out and returned to the station at 6:00pm following the recovery of the man.

The second call, on Thursday 24 August at 4:56pm was following a report that two young people had been swept out to sea while swimming at Mwnt. Both lifeboats from Cardigan Station were launched and were on scene by 5:14pm. The Atlantic ‘85 class-lifeboat began a search of the area from the beach when they received confirmation that both young people had managed to make their way back to the beach safely. Both lifeboats returned to the station at 5:35pm

For further information, please contact Tracy Newman, Lifeboat Press Officer on 07805 246975

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