Pwllheli RNLI launched to man in Harbour

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers at Pwllheli RNLI were launched to a distressed person at Pwllheli Inner Harbour

D Class lifeboat at sea

RNLI/Green Sea Photography

D Class Robert J Wright
Pwllheli RNLI’s D-Class Lifeboat Robert J Wright was launched at 6:15pm Wednesday 1st of August to reports of a person in considerable distress within the inner harbour at Pwllheli. The volunteer crew quickly launched the D-Class and made their way towards the main channel of the inner harbour.

Due to the severity of the incident, local police, ambulance and coastguard teams were also involved in assuring the rescue of the casualty reached a safe outcome.

After three hours standing by, the volunteer RNLI crew on-board the lifeboat managed to calm the person enough for him to board the Lifeboat and to return to the Station where an ambulance and members of his family were waiting.

The Lifeboat was refuelled and ready for further service at 10:15pm.

Mark Dale, RNLI crew on-board the Lifeboat mentioned that

“ It was imperative that we got the gentleman to safety as quick as possible, as the weather was deteriorating and with the incoming evening tide, time was against us, this coupled with the fact that he had been in mud and water for some considerable time gave cause for concern and that prompt medical attention was required. This was a good demonstration of multi- agency team work resulting in a successful outcome”

For further information, please contact Tomos Moore, Pwllheli RNLI Crew Member & Lifeboat Press Officer on 07552 446447, Adam Daniel, Pwllheli RNLI Crew Member & Lifeboat Press Officer on 07917808208

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