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Byline: The Moelfre RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew assisted an injured woman on the coastal path last night (31st July) who had slipped and heard a loud crack in her left ankle.
Page Content: The Moelfre lifeboat coxswain Anthony Barclay was locking up the lifeboat station following a two and a half hour training evening when he was alerted to the incident at around 9.20pm by the woman’s friend. Anthony immediately notified the Coastguard, Ambulance and contacted a few of his volunteer crewmembers, grabbed a RNLI first aid bag and proceeded to the incident along with a couple of crewmembers. 

On arrival at the incident, some 300meters away, Anthony along with a RNLI casualty care trained crewmember carried out a detailed patient assessment and rapidly identified that she had a swollen, painful left ankle. They offered the lady some entonox, a self administered pain relief gas used by RNLI casualty care trained volunteers. They ensured the patient was warm and constantly reassured her until some more lifeboat crew and the Moelfre Coastguard team arrived with their stretcher.

Due to the location, deteriorating light, strong wind and very heavy drizzle a quick decision was made between the RNLI crews and Coastguard team to carry the patient the 300 meters to the main road and the attending Ambulance crew. The rescue worked well and thanks to the exceptionally good team work and correct, timely treatment the lady was handed over to the paramedic crew safely with her pain considerably eased.

Moelfre RNLI lifeboat coxswain Anthony Barclay said:

‘Last night’s incident was a good example of the great team work between the Moelfre lifeboat volunteer crews and the Moelfre Coastguard team. We all worked well together and completed another successful rescue. The first class RNLI casualty care training enabled us to rapidly assess and identify the patient’s injury and treat appropriately. Fortunately we had just finished our weekly training evening and part of the training had been refreshing our knowledge on the entonox equipment!  Everyone involved in this incident wishes the lady a speedy recovery.

Ends.

Notes to editors
• Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 1830. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.moelfrernli.com 
• Attached is an image of the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘KIWI’
• This year’s Moelfre Lifeboat day will be held on Saturday August 10th 2013.

RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Dave Massey, Moelfre RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press officer on 07917 267213

RNLI online
For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre www.rnli.org.uk/press

Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coast. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 137,000 lives. The RNLI is a charity registered in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

Elusen sydd wedi ei chofrestru yn Lloegr, yr Alban a Gweriniaeth Iwerddon

Byline: The Moelfre RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew assisted an injured woman on the coastal path last night (31st July) who had slipped and heard a loud crack in her left ankle.
Page Content: The Moelfre lifeboat coxswain Anthony Barclay was locking up the lifeboat station following a two and a half hour training evening when he was alerted to the incident at around 9.20pm by the woman’s friend. Anthony immediately notified the Coastguard, Ambulance and contacted a few of his volunteer crewmembers, grabbed a RNLI first aid bag and proceeded to the incident along with a couple of crewmembers. 

On arrival at the incident, some 300meters away, Anthony along with a RNLI casualty care trained crewmember carried out a detailed patient assessment and rapidly identified that she had a swollen, painful left ankle. They offered the lady some entonox, a self administered pain relief gas used by RNLI casualty care trained volunteers. They ensured the patient was warm and constantly reassured her until some more lifeboat crew and the Moelfre Coastguard team arrived with their stretcher.

Due to the location, deteriorating light, strong wind and very heavy drizzle a quick decision was made between the RNLI crews and Coastguard team to carry the patient the 300 meters to the main road and the attending Ambulance crew. The rescue worked well and thanks to the exceptionally good team work and correct, timely treatment the lady was handed over to the paramedic crew safely with her pain considerably eased.

Moelfre RNLI lifeboat coxswain Anthony Barclay said:

‘Last night’s incident was a good example of the great team work between the Moelfre lifeboat volunteer crews and the Moelfre Coastguard team. We all worked well together and completed another successful rescue. The first class RNLI casualty care training enabled us to rapidly assess and identify the patient’s injury and treat appropriately. Fortunately we had just finished our weekly training evening and part of the training had been refreshing our knowledge on the entonox equipment!  Everyone involved in this incident wishes the lady a speedy recovery.

Ends.

Notes to editors
• Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 1830. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.moelfrernli.com 
• Attached is an image of the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘KIWI’
• This year’s Moelfre Lifeboat day will be held on Saturday August 10th 2013.


RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Dave Massey, Moelfre RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press officer on 07917 267213


RNLI online
For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre www.rnli.org.uk/press

Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coast. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 137,000 lives. The RNLI is a charity registered in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

Elusen sydd wedi ei chofrestru yn Lloegr, yr Alban a Gweriniaeth Iwerddon