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Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat launches to assist person in the water

Lifeboats News Release

At 5.15pm on Wednesday the 18th of October, 2017 volunteer crew members from Criccieth's RNLI Lifeboat Station launched their inshore rescue boat from Porthmadog to assist a person in the water.

Criccieth inshore rescue boat

RNLI/Ifer Gwyn

Criccieth inshore rescue boat
The station's inshore rescue boat was towed to Porthmadog and launched at the harbour to assist the local Harbourmaster in bringing ashore a male who had earlier entered the water in the vicinity of the harbour.

Once afloat, the Lifeboat approached the Harbourmaster's boat, which had already recovered the casualty, prior to transferring him aboard for the short distance to the harbour's slipway. The crew then assisted Police Officers and members of both Criccieth and Harlech UK Coastguard teams in providing casualty care due to the casualty suffering the effects of being submerged in cold water.

The casualty was later transferred to the care of the Welsh Ambulance Trust for transfer to Ysbyty Gwynedd.

The Lifeboat was recovered, bought back to Criccieth and made ready for service.

For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn on 07554445316 or

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