Inshore lifeboat launched after injury on Pendine beach

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby's inshore lifeboat was launched shortly before 3.30pm on Saturday 16th April, following a report of someone having fallen and being injured on Pendine beach, some 6.5 miles North East of Tenby.

With no ambulance immediately available and the casualty in pain, the volunteer crew were quickly on the water and made best speed to Pendine, arriving on scene within 20 mins.

After navigating the lifeboat through the surf, the helmsman put two crew members ashore to assess the casualty and to provide casualty care. The crew were soon joined by members of Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team.
With the casualty in a lot of pain, having both hip and shoulder injuries, the crew liaised with the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, who sent their next available crew.

After assisting the Ambulance crew in immobilising the casualty and carrying him to the ambulance, the lifeboat crew returned to the boat and made their way out through the surf, before heading back to Tenby, arriving at 6.05pm.

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