Rhyl RNLI crew assist lady and dogs off Barkby beach, Prestatyn.
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.
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__=AZWByQ-79-J-vRUoxROEoZnlRV...
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.