Two callouts in four hours for Rhyl RNLI volunteers
The inshore lifeboat crew at Rhyl were paged twice on the afternoon of Friday 17 June 2022.
The second callout was at 4.04pm, to reports of two children trapped on the rock groynes at Barkby beach, Prestatyn. By the time the lifeboat arrived, the casualties had been recovered, and were being given first aid with the help of local coastguards and the public. A rescue coastguard helicopter from Caernarvon was also on scene. The child was checked over by the paramedics, and the parents declined further assistance, and took them back to their holiday caravan nearby. The rescue services left the scene, the lifeboat returning to station at 6.00pm.
The attached pictures show the casualties being rescued from the lighthouse steps, and the person being treated on shore.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
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