Busy month for Abersoch Lifeboat Station
End of July 2018 Round Up
26 July 2018
On July 26, Abersoch Lifeboat was called to a report of a 34 year old male who was unwell on Porth Ceiriad beach. Porth Ceiriad is typically a difficult beach to reach for land based rescue teams - even with a 4x4 vehicle, access requires teams to proceed on foot.
The emergency call was made at 12.15 with the lifeboat launched by 12.20. The crew were with the casualty within 12 minutes of launching. The crew assessed the casualty who was found to be suffering with diabetes. The crew administered casualty care and the gentleman was passed to the care of the UK Coastguard and ambulance team, following which the lifeboat returned to station.
RNLI crews undertake significant casualty care training in relation to injuries, CPR and illnesses. The skills the crew learn are aimed at lifesaving care in an often difficult and unpredictable situations and environments.
The Abersoch crew recently undertook a refresher in their casualty care skills, earlier this year, spending over 9 hours after work brushing up on their lifesaving skills.
30 July 2018
Just after 6pm on July 30, Abersoch lifeboat was called to a report of a capsized vessel with two persons on board off the Warren beach. The dingy crew had been unable to right their vessel due to a broken dagger board.
As the lifeboat arrived on scene the individuals had made it to shore, the lifeboat dispatched a crew member to ensure the wellbeing of the sailors.
The UK Coastguard attended the scene and no further assistance was required from the lifeboat, and the crew returned to station. The boat was refuelled and ready for service again by 7pm.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.