St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat tasked to a male with a broken ankle

Lifeboats News Release

On Friday June (23) at 12.36pm St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat, with its volunteer crew launched on service to a man who had suffered a broken ankle and needed to be evacuated from Porthmelgan beach.

St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat

Nicholas Leach

RNLI lifeguards patrolling Whitesands beach were also alerted to the incident. RNLI lifeguards Morgan Edmonds and Mylo Houston-Sime ran over to Porth Melgan with a trauma bag and entonox to provide first aid assistant until the lifeboat arrived. As the man was treated by the lifeguards and carefully placed on a spine board, Steve Cristofaro and Dylan Macalast kept in regular contact with St Davids lifeboat crew and the local Coastguard team of the situation.

Once on scene and with the aid of St Davids coastguard team, the casualty was placed onto the lifeboat and conveyed to the nearby Whitesands beach, where they were met by Fishguard coastguard team who carried the male to a waiting ambulance, for conveyance to hospital.

With this tasking complete the lifeboat returned to station and rehoused at 1.45pm.

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