Good weather brings spate of calls for Rhyl RNLI lifeboat crews
Despite Wales being in stricter lockdown than other regions, the crews of Rhyl's lifeboats had a busy period during the afternoon of Wednesday 24 June.
At 5 pm, the UK coastguard at Holyhead received a 999 call reporting an adult who had fallen and sustained a possible broken leg on the rocks at Towyn. The local coastguard team went to the spot and decided the person could not be recovered safely to the road, so the lifeboats launched and successfully recovered the person on to the all-weather lifeboat. All units returned to station,and the casualty was transferred to an ambulance and taken to the local hospital.
The lifeboats were sanitized and cleaned down and were ready for service at 7.30 pm.
It should be stressed at this time, that Wales is under different COVID-19 regulations than other parts of the UK. The restrictions are a lot more rigid, and travel to Welsh beaches is still not recommended just yet.
However, RNLI lifeboats will continue to provide a lifesaving service on North Wales beaches.
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.