RNLI Moelfre Volunteers Respond To Onshore Medical Emergency.

Lifeboats News Release

Sunday, 28/08/2022, those who attended the Moelfre fundraising day may have noticed the all-weather lifeboat ‘Kiwi’ launching the onboard Y-Boat after being contacted by the boathouse that RNLI trained casualty care volunteers were needed onshore due to a medical emergency at the Seawatch

RNLI/Volunteer, Dawn Hughes.

While en route to the Seawatch the Y-Boat crew were informed that a mature female may have suffered a heart attack and that there would be a long delay before the North Wales ambulance service would be able to attend

The three RNLI crew members quickly made their way to the Seawatch to assess and assist the casualty. essential casualty care was carried out by the lifeboat crew. The crew immediately administered oxygen and ensured that the casualty was comfortable. the crew monitored the casualty and continued with the oxygen, which had a visibly beneficial effect.

The casualty was then handed over to the care of North Wales Ambulance service, who took the casualty to Bangor Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

All of us at Moelfre wish the lady a speedy recovery.

The Y-Boat crew made their way back to the Tamer class lifeboat so they could be recovered back onboard.

Once onboard, the all-weather lifeboat continued with the scheduled training exercise. Still, soon after, another call came from a concerned member of the public that two kayakers were in difficulty at Cemlyn.

‘Kiwi made good speed but once on scene, it was apparent that the kayakers had managed to make their way safely back to shore. The lifeboat was then stood down.
‘Kiwi’ was back on the slip at 3:45 pm to be made ready for her next call to service.

Photo Credit. RNLI fundraiser. Dawn Hughes.

For further information, please contact Phil Williams, Moelfre Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07773 979910

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