Pwllheli RNLI launch to person in water in near freezing conditions
Pwllheli RLNI inshore lifeboat’s first call of the year was to a person in the water in near freezing conditions.
At 8.50pm on Thursday (12 January) Holyhead Coastguard tasked the Pwllheli RNLI lifeboat to carry out a search for a person reported in the water at Pwllheli Marina.
The emergency call was made by a local resident who heard a shout for help near the Marina berths as air temperatures plummeted to around freezing and sleet and snow fell.
The inshore lifeboat and its volunteer crew started the search of the Marina at 8:56pm whilst the Pwllheli RNLI shore crew carried out a shoreline search of the Marina.
The casualtty was recovered from the water by the Marina staff.
The inshore lifeboat crew arrived shortly after to assist with first aid whilst the ambulance was on route. Additionally, two crew members, an off duty paramedic and a first responder, made their way from the station to the Marina to assist with first aid.
The casualty was transferred to the ambulance safely and the lifeboat returned to station.
Notes to editors:
For more information contact Tomos Moore, Pwllheli RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 07552 446447 or Adam Daniel, Pwllheli RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 07917808208.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.