Trearddur Bay Volunteers assist man with back injury
For the second time this weekend, the crew from Trearddur Bay RNLI were tasked by Holyhead coastguard.
Crew member and trained casualty carer Steven Williams said, ‘given the circumstances and difficulty of the location, the boys did a great job. The casualty care training really kicked in and showed its value, the poor guy was in a tremendous amount of pain but having given him the Penthrox he was comfortably strapped into the stretcher preventing any further spinal damage.’
Crew member, Mike Doran also noted that ‘it was a long shout in that heat, four hours in all, a member of the public kindly brought the guys drinks and even some cake when we were on Porth Twyn Mawr beach, which was gratefully received!’
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