Aberystwyth RNLI rescue man cut off by tide
Two RNLI lifeboats from Aberystwyth were launched Tuesday (19th Sept) at 6.25pm to reports of a person stuck on the cliffs near to Constitution Hill
The station’s Atlantic 85 class lifeboat Spirit of Friendship launched first, quickly followed by the smaller Arancia inshore rescue boat after the call had come in that a person had been cut off by the tide and had tried to climb the cliffs, becoming stuck about 40m up the cliff face.
As soon as the casualty was down the volunteer lifeboat crew on board the Arancia went ashore to join their colleagues and carry out a first aid assessment, they soon discovered the casualty was very cold. He was then taken off the beach in the Arancia and taken to the Atlantic lifeboat, which was able to quickly take the casualty to the lifeboat station where he was given dry clothes, and warmed up by the waiting crew.
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