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Both Tenby RNLI lifeboats launched after lady suffers severe back pain on Caldey

Lifeboats News Release

Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboat were launched with a Paramedic aboard at 2.20pm on Monday 29th May after a report that a lady had severe back pain on Caldey Island.

The lifeboat arrived at Caldey and as the tide was too low to get into the jetty, the Paramedic and some volunteer crew were dropped ashore by the inshore lifeboat, where they were met by Caldey Fire Crew and taken to the casualty. The all-weather lifeboat returned to Tenby to pick up members of Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team to assist in securing a helicopter landing site at Caldey Lighthouse if required.

After his assessment of the casualty, the Paramedic decided that a helicopter extraction of the casualty was best so she was brought up to the lighthouse to the landing site which had been secured by Tenby Coastguard and lifeboat crew.

The Coastguard Rescue helicopter was soon overhead and landed to take the casualty on board and transport her to hospital.

The lifeboat was stood down by the Coastguard and returned to station, arriving at 4.30pm

For more information, please contact Lifeboat Press Officer (LPO) Ben James on 07971 463716 or Danielle Rush, Divisional Media Relations Manager (Wales and West) on 07786 668829 or 01745 585162. Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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