Moelfre RNLI Volunteers Respond to Shore Based Medical Emergency.
The volunteer crew were attending their regular Wednesday evening training session, when a concerned local mother rang the lifeboat station saying that her three-year-old boy had become severely unwell.
Three certified casualty care crew members quickly made their way to the address to find the young boy with a high temperature, clammy skin and was breathing erratically. The crew quickly administered oxygen to try and control his breathing, and at the same time North Wales Ambulance were already making their way to the village. The young boy was then admitted to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor where he spent the night under medical observation.
The boy’s mother thanked the crew members and she felt a sense of relief when she saw how they dealt with a very worrying situation for her. In her own words… “I couldn’t have coped without their calm, reassuring professionalism”
Not only have the RNLI Volunteers of Moelfre lifeboat station used their first aid skills at sea, they have also, on numerous occasions, made excellent use of their casualty care training during shore based medical emergencies.
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.