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Byline: A yacht crew member, who was taken ill off the Pembrokeshire coast, was evacuated safely ashore by RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat on Friday (9 August).
Page Content: The Tamar class lifeboat
Mark Mason was launched at 10.29 am,
at the request of Milford Haven Coastguard, following a Mayday from the yacht
that she had an unconscious crew member on board.

 

The yacht was then about
2.5 miles off St Ann’s Head in moderate sea conditions.
After the lifeboat had
launched, the Coastguard downgraded the situation to a Pan Pan, as the casualty had
regained consciousness and, after speaking to a doctor, it was suspected she
was suffering from severe sea sickness.
The lifeboat arrived on
the scene in 12 minutes and transferred two of her crew members, carrying
oxygen and first aid equipment, to the yacht to provide casualty care. The
lifeboat then stood off while they made their assessments.
It was arranged for the casualty to be handed over to ambulance
personnel as soon as possible, so the lifeboat manoeuvred alongside and
evacuated the casualty, the casualty’s husband, together with the two lifeboat
crew members.
The lifeboat made best speed to the Mackerel Stage at Milford Marina and
landed the casualties into the care of Coastguard personnel at 11.25am and then
on to the ambulance.
The lifeboat was subsequently released to return to her station, where
she was rehoused at 11.58am.
Note to editors : 

The photograph shows RNLI Angle crew members on
board the yacht, with oxygen and first aid equipment, to assess the casualty
who had been taken ill.

Photo: RNLI/Angle.

RNLI media contacts : 

For more information please telephone
Ted Goddard, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Angle, on 01437 763675 or
Danielle Rush, Public Relations Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829
or 01745585162 or by email: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations
on 01202336789

Byline: A yacht crew member, who was taken ill off the Pembrokeshire coast, was evacuated safely ashore by RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat on Friday (9 August).
Page Content: The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 10.29 am, at the request of Milford Haven Coastguard, following a Mayday from the yacht that she had an unconscious crew member on board.
 
The yacht was then about 2.5 miles off St Ann’s Head in moderate sea conditions.

After the lifeboat had launched, the Coastguard downgraded the situation to a Pan Pan, as the casualty had regained consciousness and, after speaking to a doctor, it was suspected she was suffering from severe sea sickness.

The lifeboat arrived on the scene in 12 minutes and transferred two of her crew members, carrying oxygen and first aid equipment, to the yacht to provide casualty care. The lifeboat then stood off while they made their assessments.

It was arranged for the casualty to be handed over to ambulance personnel as soon as possible, so the lifeboat manoeuvred alongside and evacuated the casualty, the casualty’s husband, together with the two lifeboat crew members.

The lifeboat made best speed to the Mackerel Stage at Milford Marina and landed the casualties into the care of Coastguard personnel at 11.25am and then on to the ambulance.

The lifeboat was subsequently released to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 11.58am.

Note to editors :  The photograph shows RNLI Angle crew members on board the yacht, with oxygen and first aid equipment, to assess the casualty who had been taken ill.
Photo: RNLI/Angle.

RNLI media contacts :  For more information please telephone Ted Goddard, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Angle, on 01437 763675 or Danielle Rush, Public Relations Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 or 01745585162 or by email: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789