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Rhyl RNLI volunteers assist with Medical evacuation.

Lifeboats News Release

The crew of Rhyl's all-weather Mersey-class lifeboat were paged at 3.39pm on Saturday 23 March to evacuate a crew member on a Scallop dredger, six miles off Rhyl, who was having an asthma attack

Duty Coxswain Andrew Wilde at the helm

RNLI/Paul Frost

Rhyl Lifeboat approaches casualty 23/9/19
The lifeboat launched and was alongside the vessel twenty minutes after launching. The crew member had run out of medication for his condition due to other medical symptoms. Two first aiders from the lifeboat were transferred to the vessel to assess and start casualty care for the crew member. His condition was stabilised and he was transferred on to the lifeboat, where he was given oxygen to aid his breathing for the return to Rhyl.
The crew were safely back at station by 5.20pm where the crew member was transferred to hospital via ambulance.
Andrew Wilde, duty Coxswain of the lifeboat said ' I am very pleased we were able to get to the casualty quickly, and treat him so he was taken back to shore to get the care he required'.
Photos credit Rhyl Lifeboat crew are of the approach to the vessel.
Medical Evacuation of crew member from Scallop Dredger

RNLI/Paul Frost

Rhyl lifeboat approaches casualty 23/3/19
Medical Evacuation of crew member from Scallop Dredger

RNLI/Paul Frost

Approaching casualty 23/3/19
Medical Evacuation of crew member from Scallop Dredger

RNLI/Paul Frost

track of Rhyl lifeboat on service 23/3/19

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