Both Tenby lifeboats launched to assist cliff faller on Caldey Island

Lifeboats News Release

Both Tenby lifeboats were launched Wednesday afternoon, after the station Lifeboat Operations Manager reported witnessing someone fall 25ft down a cliff on Caldey Island.

RNLI/Ben James

The boats made best speed to Caldey and on arrival, two inshore lifeboat crew and one from the all-weather lifeboat went ashore and began to assess and treat the casualty.

Due to the nature of the casualty’s injuries and the incoming tide, it was decided that helicopter was the best method of extraction.

Luckily, the Coastguard Helicopter was already in the air with two Paramedics aboard so was quickly on scene. The Paramedics were assisted by the lifeboat crew to treat and immobilise the casualty, before being airlifted to Morriston Hospital.

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