Fishguard RNLI respond to collapsed woman on Lower Town shoreline

Lifeboats News Release

The UK Coastguard requested the launch of Fishguard RNLI's inshore lifeboat on Wednesday (21 June) to attend to a woman who had collapsed near Lampit beach in Lower Town, Fishguard.

The D class inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew launched at 3pm and were quickly on scene together with other emergency service agencies in attendance.

Paramedic personnel treated the woman at the scene and she was subsequently taken by ambulance to Withybush hospital and the lifeboat and crew returned back to station at 3.45pm.

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For more information please contact Peter Kedward, Fishguard RNLI Press Officer, on 01348 872359 or 07813 180062.

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