Rhyl RNLI crew assist lady and dogs off Barkby beach, Prestatyn.

Lifeboats News Release

The lifeboat crew were paged at 1.34 pm on 13 September 2021 by the UK Coastguard co-ordinating centre at Holyhead, after a lady walking her dogs saw them swim out to sea, and she ended up on a sandbank, which was diminishing with the incoming tide.

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RNLI/Marine traffic

Track of Rhyl ILB 20210913
The lady rang 999 to alert the coastguard of her difficulty. The inshore lifeboat crew launched within eight minutes of being tasked, and were on scene some 14 minutes later. The lady was now out of the water on the rocks, and the dogs had just come ashore to be reunited with their owner.
Crew members met up with the lady, who suffered with asthma, and was worried that with her exertions, she would have an attack, and she did not have her inhaler with her.
The crew used their casualty care techniques to administer first aid with the inhaler stored on the boat, and this alleviated the symptoms.
By this time, Volunteer coastguards from Flint had arrived nearby and so the crew escorted the lady and her dogs to the coastguards, who gave her safety advice about the incoming tide.
Vinny Jones, helm of the inshore lifeboat said ' If your dogs run into the sea, please do not follow them. This lady rightly rang 999, and asked for the coastguard who in turn called the lifeboat and coastguards out to assist. Luckily, once the lady left the sea, the dogs turned round and swam ashore'
The attached file shows the track of the inshore lifeboat.
The lady thanked the crew via her entry on Facebook, which can be viewed by this link- https://www.facebook.com/Oggies4Doggies/posts/4663939120304135?__cft__[0]=AZWByQ-79-J-vRUoxROEoZnlRV...

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