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Byline: The lifeboat crew have a callout for the All-weather lifeboat on Thursday, followed by a callout for the inshore lifeboat on Friday.
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2 call-outs in 24 hours kept Rhyl’s crews alert.

The first was at 12.02pm on Friday April 3rd, to transfer an injured man from the offshore windfarms. He had been taken on board a windfarm support vessel which was coming towards Rhyl to enable the man to be transferred to the lifeboat quickly, and to be taken to hospital. The lifeboat crew launched within 7 minutes of the pagers and the 2 boats met a few miles off Rhyl, where a successful transfer of the casualty and his buddy took place. The lifeboat was back in Rhyl harbour by 1.30pm and the men were taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd by ambulance rapid response and coastguard vehicles. The lifeboat returned to station by 3.30pm.

The other callout was at 5.44pm on Friday April 4th, after Holyhead coastguard received numerous 999 calls about a male in the water between Rhyl and Prestatyn, fully clothed. The inshore lifeboat was on scene within 8 minutes and the crew managed to get the man on board and return him to the lifeboat station by 6.15. He was immediately transferred to an ambulance and taken to hospital.

Coxswain Martin Jones says “These callouts show the enthusiasm and dedication of Rhyl’s Volunteer RNLI crews to all sorts of diverse situations”.

Byline: The lifeboat crew have a callout for the All-weather lifeboat on Thursday, followed by a callout for the inshore lifeboat on Friday.
Page Content:

2 call-outs in 24 hours kept Rhyl's crews alert.

The first was at 12.02pm on Friday April 3rd, to transfer an injured man from the offshore windfarms. He had been taken on board a windfarm support vessel which was coming towards Rhyl to enable the man to be transferred to the lifeboat quickly, and to be taken to hospital. The lifeboat crew launched within 7 minutes of the pagers and the 2 boats met a few miles off Rhyl, where a successful transfer of the casualty and his buddy took place. The lifeboat was back in Rhyl harbour by 1.30pm and the men were taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd by ambulance rapid response and coastguard vehicles. The lifeboat returned to station by 3.30pm.

The other callout was at 5.44pm on Friday April 4th, after Holyhead coastguard received numerous 999 calls about a male in the water between Rhyl and Prestatyn, fully clothed. The inshore lifeboat was on scene within 8 minutes and the crew managed to get the man on board and return him to the lifeboat station by 6.15. He was immediately transferred to an ambulance and taken to hospital.

Coxswain Martin Jones says "These callouts show the enthusiasm and dedication of Rhyl's Volunteer RNLI crews to all sorts of diverse situations".