Trearddur Bay Volunteers called to real life ‘Lassie’ rescue.

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI crew attended their second cliff fall casualty of the year this evening responding to a launch request by Holyhead Coastguard at 5:30pm.

Trearddur Bay D Class Lifeboat

RNLI/Andy Hodgson/Delme Mullings

Trearddur Bay D Class Lifeboat
A man in his 40’s who was staying at a nearby caravan site had fallen 30ft down a coastline cliff near Porth Y Post, sustaining head and chest injuries. He was initially attended by HM Coastguard and the Air Ambulance after a member of the public called the emergency services having allegedly been led to the casualty by the casualties’ own dog. Once on scene the coastguard team requested the assistance of the Lifeboat.

Arriving at Porth Y Post, a short trek around the coast, the charities crew were placed ashore by the D Class lifeboat to assist the Paramedics on scene. After helping get the casualty onto a stretcher, the crew transported him to the awaiting helicopter where he was taken to Bangor Hospital.

Lifeboat volunteer Matt Hannaby said, “the casualty was in a lot of pain however he didn’t appear to have any life-threatening injuries and we managed to get him off to hospital quite quickly.”

The D Class returned to station at 6:30 pm.

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