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Rhyl RNLI launched to assist with medical evacuation on cruise liner

Lifeboats News Release

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.

picture of cruise ship from lifeboat

RNLI/Judith Sharp

RNLI Rhyl attend Cruise Liner
The volunteer crew made their way to the vessel, which had departed Liverpool earlier that evening.

The RNLI lifeboat was launched with a crew of six and made way to the cruise liner which was approximately 14 miles off the coast of Rhyl.

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.

Rhyl RNLI Coxswain Martin Jones said:

'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'.
lifeboat at pier head

RNLI/Judith Sharp

RNLI Rhyl Lifeboat arrives at Pier Head

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