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Byline: The crew of Rhyl’s All-weather lifeboat were called at 9.07am today (Wednesday 21 August) to a Medivac (Medical Evacuation) on a windfarm support vessel, 4 miles out from Rhyl.
Page Content: One of the workers was taken ill and required evacuation. The lifeboat was launched within 7 minutes and proceeded to the vessel, who was also sailing towards Rhyl to shorten the distance. A helicopter from RAF Valley was also requested.
The lifeboat crew were alongside the vessel first, and three of the crew went on board the vessel to assist the emergency response team who were already treating the casualty.
The helicopter arrived some 10 minutes later and the winchman was put on board. After assessment, it was decided to evacuate the casualty by air.
The lifeboat crew helped get the casualty prepared, and he was winched off the windfarm support vessel and taken to hospital at Bodelwyddan.
The lifeboat then collected the crew from the vessel and returned to station at 11am.

Martin Jones, Coxswain of Rhyl lifeboat says ” This showed the excellent co-operation between the windfarm boats and their emergency teams; and the RAF and RNLI crews. The evacuation of the casualty was carried out in a swift and efficient manner, which proves the value of the constant training carried out by all the teams”.

The RNLI crew will be holding their Open Day on Sunday 25th August at the boathouse, where the boats will be on show with various displays in and around the station. The day runs from 11am to 4pm

Byline: The crew of Rhyl's All-weather lifeboat were called at 9.07am today (Wednesday 21 August) to a Medivac (Medical Evacuation) on a windfarm support vessel, 4 miles out from Rhyl.
Page Content: One of the workers was taken ill and required evacuation. The lifeboat was launched within 7 minutes and proceeded to the vessel, who was also sailing towards Rhyl to shorten the distance. A helicopter from RAF Valley was also requested.
The lifeboat crew were alongside the vessel first, and three of the crew went on board the vessel to assist the emergency response team who were already treating the casualty.
The helicopter arrived some 10 minutes later and the winchman was put on board. After assessment, it was decided to evacuate the casualty by air.
The lifeboat crew helped get the casualty prepared, and he was winched off the windfarm support vessel and taken to hospital at Bodelwyddan.
The lifeboat then collected the crew from the vessel and returned to station at 11am.

Martin Jones, Coxswain of Rhyl lifeboat says " This showed the excellent co-operation between the windfarm boats and their emergency teams; and the RAF and RNLI crews. The evacuation of the casualty was carried out in a swift and efficient manner, which proves the value of the constant training carried out by all the teams".

The RNLI crew will be holding their Open Day on Sunday 25th August at the boathouse, where the boats will be on show with various displays in and around the station. The day runs from 11am to 4pm