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Flint RNLI launched to reports of a person in the water

Lifeboats News Release

A call from the UK Coastguard at 3.22pm requesting the assistance of Flint RNLI lifeboat following a report of a person in the water at Greenfield.

Flint RNLI volunteers proceeded by road to Greenfield, on arrival further information was received from UK Cpastguard to say the person was out of the water but required casualty care assistance.

The lifeboat crew responded to the request and Flint Coastguard Rescue Team who were also on scene requested an ambulance. On its arrival Flint RNLI lifeboat volunteers handed the casualty into the care of the North Wales Ambulance team.

The lifeboat returned to Flint lifeboat station at 4.25pm.

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For more information please contact Richard Polden, Flint RNLI volunteer press officer, on 01352 711185 or 07496 770576.

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