Abersoch RNLI volunteer crew tasked to casualty stranded on rocks.

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew were paged by HM Coastguard at 11.21am Thursday 14 July 2022 following reports of a person in difficulty.

RNLI/Emma Wood

The casualty, an adult male, had become stranded on the rocks to the west side of Porth Neigwl whilst out fishing. Following a call to the Coastguard the lifeboat was tasked and launched at 11.37am. The volunteer crew arrived on the scene at 11.52am.

Both the Coastguard and Fire Service were already present but had been unable to safely reach the casualty. Due to the challenging geographical nature of the location, the North Wales Coastguard helicopter was requested to assist.

On arrival at the scene the casualty was winched to safety by the helicopter crew who then took over the care of the casualty.

The lifeboat returned to the lifeboat station at 1.44pm and was thoroughly washed down, refuelled and left ready for service.

If you get into difficulty, or spot someone else in trouble, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

Notes to editors

· Abersoch Lifeboat Station has been operating for just over 150 years. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/abersoch-lifeboat-station

· The current B Class Atlantic 85 Lifeboat the ‘Peter & Ann Setten’ launches to a variety of both commercial and leisure craft callouts.

· Photo credit: Emma Wood, Abersoch RNLI

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