Mumbles volunteer crew assist 13 yr old male on cliffs

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of the Mumbles Lifeboat were called by UK Coastguard at Milford Haven to assist with a casualty at Tutt Head.

3 crew members assist casualty on the cliff face

Ben Sheppard

Lifeboat crew and Coastguard teams assist casualty at Tutt Head

At 6.20 the crew of the inshore lifeboat The Mark Lott launched to a 13 yr old male with suspected fractured ankle.

The crew with 3 onboard arrived on scene in 10 minutes and administered medical care. The casualty was taken by Mumbles Coastguard Cliff Rescue team and lifeboat crew up the cliff to the car park and a waiting ambulance at Limeslade Bay.

Crew member Henry Best said ‘He was in quite a lot of pain so we gave him some pain relief and then transferred by stretcher to the cliff top. We advise anyone going near the sea to go to www.rnli.org.uk for safety information on how to enjoy the seaside safely. Rock hopping can be tremendous fun but it’s always best to know the tide and dangers involved before going near the water’.

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