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Byline: Rhyl RNLI volunteers and volunteer coastguards team up to effect 2 rescues within an hour of each other.
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Rhyl’s Inshore lifeboat crew were paged at 6.22am on Monday 22 July to assist the mud rescue coastguard volunteers of Rhyl and Flint, in recovering a male from a sandbank in the middle of Rhyl harbour. The man was stuck in mud and had been there some time. The alarm was raised by a local leisure fishing boat who called Holyhead Coastguard. The coastguards had got the man out of the mud, but required assistance to take him on a stretcher across the shallow waters of the harbour to a waiting ambulance. The RNLI crew assisted with this task and together the team got the man on to the safety of the harbour wall where the ambulance team took over (see main picture).

The RNLI volunteers had just finished cleaning the lifeboat down when the pagers were activated by Holyhead Coastguard, who had received a 999 call about a woman seen floating face-down in the sea off Splash Point Rhyl. The coastguards also responded, and the woman was pulled from the water by them with the lifeboat crew assisting. Resuscitation was immediately commenced and continued until the ambulance and police arrived, and the lady was rushed to hospital. (see second picture)

Martin Jones, Coxswain of Rhyl RNLI lifeboat crew says “Both these incidents highlighted the brilliant co-operation between the various marine rescue agencies, ambulance and police. The incidents were dealt with quickly and efficiently, resulting in both of the shouts having a positive outcome”  

Byline: Rhyl RNLI volunteers and volunteer coastguards team up to effect 2 rescues within an hour of each other.
Page Content:

Rhyl's Inshore lifeboat crew were paged at 6.22am on Monday 22 July to assist the mud rescue coastguard volunteers of Rhyl and Flint, in recovering a male from a sandbank in the middle of Rhyl harbour. The man was stuck in mud and had been there some time. The alarm was raised by a local leisure fishing boat who called Holyhead Coastguard. The coastguards had got the man out of the mud, but required assistance to take him on a stretcher across the shallow waters of the harbour to a waiting ambulance. The RNLI crew assisted with this task and together the team got the man on to the safety of the harbour wall where the ambulance team took over (see main picture).

The RNLI volunteers had just finished cleaning the lifeboat down when the pagers were activated by Holyhead Coastguard, who had received a 999 call about a woman seen floating face-down in the sea off Splash Point Rhyl. The coastguards also responded, and the woman was pulled from the water by them with the lifeboat crew assisting. Resuscitation was immediately commenced and continued until the ambulance and police arrived, and the lady was rushed to hospital. (see second picture)

Martin Jones, Coxswain of Rhyl RNLI lifeboat crew says "Both these incidents highlighted the brilliant co-operation between the various marine rescue agencies, ambulance and police. The incidents were dealt with quickly and efficiently, resulting in both of the shouts having a positive outcome"