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Man rescued after bad fall on rocks near Trearddur Bay.

Lifeboats News Release

Trearddur Bay RNLI launched both boats after a request for assistance came in from the coastguard.

The pagers of the Volunteer crew were activated at 13:42 this afternoon after the coastguard cliff team had attended a man reported to have fallen near a local fishing spot called Mackerel rock.

Having arrived at the scene the coastguard cliff team attended to the casualty, a man in his 30’s and made the decision to transport him by lifeboat back to Trearddur Bay RNLI boathouse.

The man had sustained injuries to his face, knee, suspected broken femur and possible spinal injury.

Upon arrival, the smaller RNLI D Class boat placed crew on the rocks to assist the paramedic and to get the casualty on a stretcher at which point he was transported over to the awaiting Atlantic 85.

A well rehearsed manoeuvre back on the beach had the volunteer shore crew meet the boat part way down the slip and carry the casualty into the boathouse where he was made comfortable and underwent further checks by the paramedic whilst waiting for the ambulance to arrive.

Lee Duncan, Lifeboat Volunteer and Maritime operations specialist on the coastguard, was helming the D Class and said ‘It was a great bit of teamwork between the coastguard and Lifeboat crew, the operation couldn’t have been smoother considering the location and we are pleased to say that the casualty could not have been in better hands.’

Trearddur Bay Atlantic 85

RNLI/Andy Hodgson/Delme Mullings

Trearddur Bay Atlantic 85

RNLI/Andy Hodgson/Delme Mullings

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