Aug 27


Byline: A Lancashire lady who fell and broke her leg whilst walking on the Moelfre coastal path returned to the scene of her incident recently to thank the Moelfre RNLI volunteers and coastguard team who came to her rescue.
Page Content: Michele Scott from Lancashire had been walking on the beautiful section of the Anglesey coastal path on 31st July when she slipped on wet grass and heard a loud crack in her left lower leg. Her friends ran to the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station to summon help. Coxswain Anthony Barclay along with other Moelfre RNLI volunteers came to her aid with some RNLI first aid equipment. Along with the Moelfre Coastguard team and their stretcher they successfully carried the injured lady to the main road and the awaiting Ambulance crew.

Moelfre RNLI lifeboat coxswain Anthony Barclay said:

'It was really good to see Michele the other day, and glad to see she is on the mend. Her rescue was a great example of good team work between the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat volunteer crew and the Moelfre coastguard team. The patient assessment and treatment we gave Michele was to a very high standard and that’s thanks to the RNLI casualty care training we have all received. We had the confidence and the knowledge to deal with the incident calmly and efficiently which thankfully lead to a positive outcome '.

Michele said:

‘I would like to express my sincere thanks to all the volunteer lifeboat crew and Coastguard team who came to my rescue following my slip. Their expertise, support and professionalism was really impressive, and the team work that took place was exemplary and I don’t know what I would have done without them.’


Notes to editors
• Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 1830. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to 
• Attached is an image of the Moelfre RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew along with Michele Scott.
• Next year’s Moelfre Lifeboat day will be held on Saturday August 16th 2014.

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 News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre

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

Comments are closed.