Rhyl RNLI launched to assist with medical evacuation on cruise liner
Rhyl RNLI Lifeboat 'Anthony Kenneth Heard' was requested to launch on Tuesday 16 August to offer assistance to the casualty who was suffering from a medical issue.
The casualty was transferred to the lifeboat and then taken to Pier Head in Liverpool to be met by an ambulance team and local coastguard for medical attention.
'It's the first time that we've attended a cruise liner at Rhyl. Providing an effective medical evacuation and support was important for us for a successful outcome and we wish the casualty well'.
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