Fishguard RNLI lifeboats called to help person off Newport beach

Lifeboats News Release

Early evening on 20 March the Coastguard asked Fishguard RNLI to launch following a report that a person had been seen in the water off Newport beach.

The inshore lifeboat was launched at 6.29pm. and the all-weather lifeboat at 6.34pm.

The weather conditions were favourable with good visibility and an ENE force 3 wind.

Both lifeboats with their volunteer crews arrived on scene at 6.45pm and one crew member from the inshore lifeboat entered the water to assist a coastguard officer in getting the casualty to the shore and into the care of the coastguard and waiting ambulance.

Both lifeboats then left Newport and returned to station at 7.34pm.

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