Busy day for Rhyl RNLI during Sunday’s airshow

Lifeboats News Release

An already busy day for Rhyl RNLI got even busier when the volunteer crew were called out on two shouts during the airshow.

Rhyl Lifeboat launches during airshow

RNLI/Judith Sharp

Rhyl Lifeboat launches during airshow

On Sunday afternoon whilst the Rhyl Airshow was in full flow the volunteer crew from Rhyl RNLI were called out to Ffrith Beach near Prestatyn to reports of a man and a boy in a dinghy unable to return to shore.


Rhyl’s Inshore Lifeboat (D Class) was launched and just as the crew arrived on scene it was confirmed the dinghy had just made it safely to shore so they were immediately retasked to an incident at Barkby Beach.


On arrival at Barkby Beach the crew assisted a male jet skier who had a suspected broken leg. Rhyl RNLI’s Land Rover was also dispatched to the beach with additional first aid equipment to provide support until the ambulance arrived. The jet skier was transported by ambulance to Glan Clwyd Hospital for further treatment.


Malcolm McAdam crew member said: ‘It was a busy day for us but it was good to be able to go and help the casualty, we could see it was a serious injury. We wish him a speedy recovery’


Sunday was actually Malcolm’s birthday and he chose to spend it with his fellow volunteer crew members working at the airshow. Happy Birthday Malcolm from everyone at Rhyl!


Whilst the call outs were happening the airshow continued and shortly after the Red Devils Parachute Display Team landed on the beach near Rhyl Lifeboat Station they dropped by to say hello to the RNLI crew. The Red Devils were also presented with a plaque by Mayor of Rhyl, Councillor Diane King.


Rhyl Lifeboat launches during airshow

RNLI/Judith Sharp

Rhyl Lifeboat launches during airshow
Rhyl RNLI and Red Devils Parachute Display Team

RNLI/Judith Sharp

Rhyl RNLI and Red Devils Parachute Display Team
Mayor of Rhyl with Red Devils Parachute Team

RNLI/Judith Sharp

Mayor of Rhyl with Red Devils Parachute Team

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