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Criccieth Lifeboat respond to causality with lower-leg injury

Lifeboats News Release

At 2.15pm on Sunday the 18th of July 2021, volunteer Crew-members from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station were called to go to the aid of an individual who’d suffered lower leg injuries whilst stepping from one vessel to another in Mochras Lagoon.

Criccieth Atlantic 85 Lifeboat

RNLI/Ifer Gwyn

Criccieth Atlantic 85 Lifeboat
The Station launched their Atlantic 85-class Lifeboat, Doris Joan, and headed towards the casualty’s position. Once on-scene the Crew were assisted by an off-duty nurse who was passing on her own vessel and had provided initial care as well as two others who were with the casualty already. Following further treatment, the casualty was transferred ashore and into the care of Barmouth’s HM coastguard team to await the arrival of ambulance.


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