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Abersoch RNLI volunteer crew tasked to casualty requiring assistance

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew were paged at 4.28pm today, Thursday 23 June, by HM Coastguard after contact with a casualty requiring medical assistance at Porth Ceriad had been lost.

RNLI/Emma Wood

The Peter & Ann Setten Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat was launched at 4.40pm and arrived at Porth Ceriad within seven minutes.

On arrival at the scene the crew assessed the adult male casualty who required medical assistance after standing on hot sand where a portable barbeque had recently been used. He had suffered burns to the soles of both feet and was in some discomfort and pain. He was treated by the crew at the scene before being taken to the lifeboat station where the waiting paramedics took over. The casualty was collected by friends who then drove him home

The lifeboat was thoroughly washed down by the volunteer shore-crew, refuelled and left ready for service at 5.45pm.

A spokesperson for Abersoch RNLI said, ‘Some of the beaches around the peninsula are quite remote and not easily accessible by road therefore we would always recommend having a means of calling for help and tell someone where you are going and what time you expect to return’.

If you get into trouble or see someone who needs help, 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:

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

· Photo credit: Abersoch RNLI

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