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Tenby lifeboat crews assist after RTC on Caldey Island

Lifeboats News Release

As the lifeboats were about to leave the scene of the previous shout, the Coastguard received a call from the Welsh Ambulance Service, stating that a car had left the road, hitting a tree on Caldey, with the extent of the injuries unknown.

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Two crew were dropped ashore from the inshore lifeboat, whilst the all-weather lifeboat returned to Tenby to pick up Paramedics and members of Tenby Fire crew.

On arriving at the scene of the accident, the crew found that a car had left a dirt track and hit a tree.

After making sure the scene was safe for them to do so, the crew immediately began treating the two casualties, who were already out of the car. They were soon joined by Paramedics and Fire crew after being dropped off by the lifeboat.

The volunteer crew members then assisted the Paramedics with immobilising one of the casualties and preparing the other for transport back down to the jetty for the short trip back to Tenby.

Once at the pier, both casualties were loaded onto the awaiting ambulances, before being taken to hospital. The inshore lifeboat the re-housed, while the Haydn Miller returned to Caldey to collect the remaining Fire crew, before finally rehousing at 9pm.

Today’s shouts are great examples of multiple agencies working together for the benefit of those in trouble.

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