Rhyl RNLI all-weather lifeboat carries out medical evacuation

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteers were paged just after noon on Saturday 7 May after a local charter fishing boat radioed to the Coastguard co-ordinating centre at Holyhead.

Rhyl lifeboat being recovered with air ambulance in foreground

RNLI/Paul Frost MBE

Wales Air ambulance and Rhyl RNLI / coastguards at station
A male had been taken ill on board the charter vessel, and the skipper of the charter vessel requested first aid and medical assistance. The crew at Rhyl RNLI were paged and launched to assist the vessel. Passage to the vessel only took a few minutes as it was just off the boathouse.
The lifeboat was taken alongside the boat, and three crew were transferred to provide casualty care to the person, as the vessel returned to Rhyl harbour. The two boats moored alongside the pontoon in Rhyl harbour, where the casualty was transferred on to the lifeboat's stretcher. The lifeboat crew then took the casualty from the pontoon to the main harbour front, where an ambulance was waiting. The casualty was then transferred by ambulance to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd (Glan Clwyd Hospital).
The North Wales Air ambulance, land ambulance and local coastguards had also been tasked. A road ambulance took the air ambulance medical staff to the harbour ,and the casualty was monitored in the ambulance.

Photos show the assets involved at the lifeboat station.

Details of the casualty are not known at this time.

All photos copyright RNLI / Paul Frost MBE, Rhyl lifeboat Press officer.
Service 7.5.22

RNLI/Paul Frost MBE

Rhyl RNLI lifeboat approaching vessel
service 7.5.22

RNLI/Paul Frost MBE

Air ambulance landing alongside lifeboat station at Rhyl
Service 7.5.22

RNLI/Paul Frost MBE

Track of Rhyl lifeboat

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