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Byline: Both of Rhyl’s RNLI lifeboats and shore crew in the station landrover, were summoned by theirpagers at 12.15am on Wednesday 4th December 2013
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There were 2 incidents happening simultaneously as the crew assembled at the station. Both were for people believed to be in danger in the sea at Splash Point, to the East of the station; and Kinmel Bay to the West.

The first call was after a man was taken in to police custody, on the beach by the ASDA store in Kinmel Bay. He stated another man was in the water and so the police requested lifeboat assistance. The All-weather boat was just launching when the second call came in of a vulnerable woman missing from home in Rhyl, and going towards the water between Splash Point and the boathouse. As the All-weather boat proceeded to assist local coastguards at Kinmel Bay, the Inshore lifeboat was put on standby and the shore crew went ot Splash Point to act as additional eyes for the coastguards there. After about an hour of searching, the police left the Kinmal Bay incident, stating that the man in the water was a ploy to distract them from a crime being committed at ASDA. All units at Kinmel Bay were then diverted to the vulnerable woman at Rhyl. As the units were commencing a search, the lady’s husband reported she had returned home, so all units were stood, the lifeboats returned to station at 2.40am on the Wednesday.

 This was took the number of incidents undertaken by the RNLI volunteers at Rhyl to over 100. Coxswain Martin Jones says” 2013 has been a fairly busy year for us, and I am greatful to the amount of time and effort the crew at Rhyl has put in. We are also grateful to the families, friends and relatives of the crew, who have seen their loved ones disappear once the pager has gone, with the crew out at sea for many hours”.

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A service by the Inshore lifeboat crew to assist local coastguards, has been recognised by the RNLI’s Chairman of the Medical and Survival team at RNLI headquarters in Poole. The incident occured on 22nd July 2019. The Inshore lifeboat volunteers were paged and launched within 5 minutes, and arrived on scene some 90 seconds later, to see that a lady had been pulled out of the sea unconscious and not breathing, by a lady walking on the beach. The crew and local coastguards then undertook casualty care on the lady, who had been found face down in the water.

Local coastguards and the RNLI crew commenced CPR for around 18 minutes under paramedic supervision, aided by other crew members from the boathouse. The team finally detected a pulse, and the lady was taken to hospital.

 Prof Charles Deakin MA MD FRCP FRCA FERC FFICM,Chairman of the Medical and Survival Sub-Committee, says in his letter “The RNLI places much emphasis on the encouragement of casualty care training for our crew and such events serve to justify the study time and practical effort that I know our casualty carers devote to their subject”.

Further information can be obtained from the Rhyl station Press Officer, Paul Frost, on 07894 105165.

Byline: Both of Rhyl's RNLI lifeboats and shore crew in the station landrover, were summoned by theirpagers at 12.15am on Wednesday 4th December 2013
Page Content:

There were 2 incidents happening simultaneously as the crew assembled at the station. Both were for people believed to be in danger in the sea at Splash Point, to the East of the station; and Kinmel Bay to the West.

The first call was after a man was taken in to police custody, on the beach by the ASDA store in Kinmel Bay. He stated another man was in the water and so the police requested lifeboat assistance. The All-weather boat was just launching when the second call came in of a vulnerable woman missing from home in Rhyl, and going towards the water between Splash Point and the boathouse. As the All-weather boat proceeded to assist local coastguards at Kinmel Bay, the Inshore lifeboat was put on standby and the shore crew went ot Splash Point to act as additional eyes for the coastguards there. After about an hour of searching, the police left the Kinmal Bay incident, stating that the man in the water was a ploy to distract them from a crime being committed at ASDA. All units at Kinmel Bay were then diverted to the vulnerable woman at Rhyl. As the units were commencing a search, the lady's husband reported she had returned home, so all units were stood, the lifeboats returned to station at 2.40am on the Wednesday.

 This was took the number of incidents undertaken by the RNLI volunteers at Rhyl to over 100. Coxswain Martin Jones says" 2013 has been a fairly busy year for us, and I am greatful to the amount of time and effort the crew at Rhyl has put in. We are also grateful to the families, friends and relatives of the crew, who have seen their loved ones disappear once the pager has gone, with the crew out at sea for many hours".

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A service by the Inshore lifeboat crew to assist local coastguards, has been recognised by the RNLI's Chairman of the Medical and Survival team at RNLI headquarters in Poole. The incident occured on 22nd July 2019. The Inshore lifeboat volunteers were paged and launched within 5 minutes, and arrived on scene some 90 seconds later, to see that a lady had been pulled out of the sea unconscious and not breathing, by a lady walking on the beach. The crew and local coastguards then undertook casualty care on the lady, who had been found face down in the water.

Local coastguards and the RNLI crew commenced CPR for around 18 minutes under paramedic supervision, aided by other crew members from the boathouse. The team finally detected a pulse, and the lady was taken to hospital.

 Prof Charles Deakin MA MD FRCP FRCA FERC FFICM,Chairman of the Medical and Survival Sub-Committee, says in his letter "The RNLI places much emphasis on the encouragement of casualty care training for our crew and such events serve to justify the study time and practical effort that I know our casualty carers devote to their subject".

Further information can be obtained from the Rhyl station Press Officer, Paul Frost, on 07894 105165.