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St Bees RNLI and Paramedics in joint rescue

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 16 September, St Bees RNLI had their second call out of the day when they were asked to assist Paramedics, who were attending a young person who had fallen on the rocks close to St Bees beach.

St Bees RNLI volunteers bringing the injured youngster back from up the rocks

RNLI/Colin Wadey

Carrying the casualty.

At 8:40 the volunteers at St Bees RNLI were asked by UK Coastguard to go to the assistance of a young person on St Bees beach. The casualty had fallen and injured his leg while out with his friend taking photos for a school project.

The RNLI volunteers met up with the paramedics, who were already on scene, and under their supervision, carried the young person back to the lifeboat station on a stretcher, where a waiting ambulance met them.

Dick Bedows, St Bees RNLI Operations Manager, said: ‘I would like to commend the causalities friend for his fast thinking in dialling 999, it really helped the emergency services get to the young lad quickly’.

RNLI Picture captions

Photo 1: carrying the casualty.

Photo 2: meeting up with the ambulance.

Meeting up with the ambulance back at the lifeboat station.

RNLI/Colin Wadey

Safley back at the ambulance.

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