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