Three shouts in 24 hours for Angle RNLI volunteers
Saturday afternoon Angle volunteer lifeboat crew were paged shorty after 4pm to a 10-metre charter boat with a party of anglers aboard that had suffered engine failure in a position between St Ann’s head and Skomer island.
Once the all-weather lifeboat arrived on scene a tow was rigged, and the vessel towed and berthed safely alongside the pontoon at Neyland Marina. With no other assistance required the lifeboat was released and returned to the boathouse arriving back shortly after 6:30pm.
Not long after arriving home from the afternoon's shout the volunteer crews were settling down for the evening with their families when the pagers sounded again. As the crew were making their way to the station at 7:30pm reports came through that a casualty had sustained a head injury near the waters edge up near lawrenny.
As the all-weather lifeboat arrived on scene, a Tenby Coastguard volunteer along with a paramedic were already with the casualty and had secured the casualty to a stretcher. Due to the location of the casualty and the tide level the best way to move the casualty was to use the lifeboat's Y boat. The casualty was transferred using the Y boat where they were then taken to the slipway at the yacht club. The RNLI crews assisted the Coastguard teams and Paramedics moving the casualty to an waiting ambulance.
Shortly after 3pm on Sunday the volunteer crews were paged again for the third time in 24 hours.
This time the callout was to a report from the Coastguards of a person stuck in a boat round in East Angle Bay. The person had recently been stuck in the mud but had managed to get aboard the boat and called for help. The lifeboat was launched and quickly located the person, transferred them to the lifeboat and taken back to the station.
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.