Trearddur’s busy start to the year continues
Trearddur Bay RNLI volunteers were called out for the third time in six days on Tuesday, the volunteers were alerted at 13.20 to a person with a suspected leg fracture sustained whilst coasteering near Porth Rhyffydd.
The stations D Class ‘Clive and Imelda Rawlins’ was launched first as the most suitable boat to get close in to the cliff edge, closely followed by the charity’s Atlantic 85 to act as safety cover.
Upon arrival at the scene the crew found the casualty and coasteering team close to the waters edge however access was difficult due to the sea swell and exposed rocks, ‘we had to land slightly further along the cliff edge and traverse a plateau along the face carrying our first aid equipment and oxygen’ said Delme Mullings who was accompanied by crew member Sion Owen.
The route along the cliff face meant the crew could get to the casualty without any unnecessary danger to themselves and after attending to the casualty establishing that there was no serious injury they requested the assistance of the coastguard cliff team as the safest method of extraction.
The casualty was lifted by the team and taken to Bangor hospital by ambulance where the medical staff attended to her Injuries. One of the coasteering team later contacted the lifeboat station via facebook to thank the crew and report that all was well and that she had only suffered minor tissue injuries and not a fracture as had been first feared.
‘It was a great combined effort by our volunteers and the coastguard and testament to how well we can work together’ said Aubrey Diggle, the stations Lifeboat Operations Manager.
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