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Flint RNLI attend medical emergency at Greenfield Dock

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 2:32pm on Wednesday 7 June by HM Coastguard to assist a person who was taken ill on board a vessel near Greenfield.

RNLI/Gavin Jones

On arrival at Greenfield Dock, the volunteer crew were approached by a member of the public to inform them that the casualty had been brought ashore in another vessel. The volunteer lifeboat crew, along with members of Flint Coastguard Rescue Team provided casualty care until handover into the care of the North Wales Ambulance Service.

Meanwhile, the lifeboat was launched to the casualty's vessel with one person on board who required assistance in recovering its nets and returning to its mooring.

The lifeboat then returned to station where the lifeboat was washed down, refuelled and made ready for service by 4:15pm.

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