RNLI Barmouth launches to child fallen from a horse

Lifeboats News Release

On Tuesday 31st May 2022 at 6.27pm Barmouth RNLI volunteer crew were tasked by HM Coastguard to launch ILB Craig Steadman to reports of an unconscious girl on Fairbourne beach.

volunteer crew of ILB Craig Steadman returning from the shout

RNLI/Sarah Radford

volunteer crew of ILB Craig Steadman returning from the shout
With no land ambulance available, the crew launched with good visibility in moderate seas and were tasked with locating the casualty and providing casualty care.
Barmouth RNLI are fortunate to have a paramedic amongst the crew and we were able to call on his skills for this shout.
On arriving at the scene, the girl had regained consciousness and was assessed by the crew. The crew assisted in getting the casualty from the beach where she was taken by car to Bronglais hospital.
the crew and ILB Craig Steadman returned to the boathouse where she was readied for service.

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