Criccieth RNLI Crew assist in bringing three persons ashore
At 5.15pm on July 30th, 2018 volunteer Crewmembers from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station assisted Criccieth’s HM Coastguard team in bringing three persons ashore at Portmeirion.
On arrival, Criccieth’s HM Coastguard team were already on scene and had managed to get a team member onto the sandbank to assess the casualties’ condition and rig a line across the channel. A Crewmember from Criccieth’s Lifeboat Station volunteered to also swim across the channel and assist in bringing the casualties ashore therefore negating the need to launch the Lifeboat. Both rescue volunteers used rescue swimming techniques to ensure all three were safely transferred to the shore and to the care of awaiting team members.
The Crew were subsequently stood down and returned ashore.
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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.