Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat launches to assist casualty with serious knee injury
At 4.35pm on Thursday the 8th of July, 2021 volunteer Crewmembers from Criccieth's RNLI Lifeboat Station launched to assist a paddle-boarder who had suffered a serious knee injury near Harlech Beach.
With the casualty ashore, the Crew continued to provide care until further medical assistance arrived to give pain suppression and address the injury prior to transferring them to hospital.
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.