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Byline: A woman with serious arm injuries was evacuated from Skokholm Island on Thursday (19 June) by RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat.
Page Content: The Tamar class lifeboat Mark
Mason
was launched at 2.08pm and reached the island in just over
half-an-hour.

Due to tidal conditions, the Mark Mason’s Y Boat was deployed to assess and transfer the
casualty to the lifeboat. The woman was then taken to the Milford Haven Port
Authority jetty, where she was handed over to awaiting ambulance personnel.
The lifeboat was released to return to her station,
arriving at 4.14pm.
Just over three hours later, the lifeboat was diverted from an exercise,
for her second call-out of the day, to a yacht in difficulty at West Angle Bay.
Once on scene, with the yacht now ashore, the lifeboat’s
Y Boat was deployed and investigated whether there were any persons on board
and the condition of the vessel.
With no persons present, and there appearing to be no
water ingress, the Y Boat towed the yacht off the rocks into deeper water,
where the tow was handed over to the lifeboat.
After further investigations it was concluded that the
yacht had parted her moorings in Dale and had drifted to West Angle. The
lifeboat made her way towards Dale, where the tow was handed over to a rib
which placed the yacht on a safe mooring.
The lifeboat was released at 8.50pm and continued with her
planned exercise.

Note to editors

 

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 woman with serious arm injuries was evacuated from Skokholm Island on Thursday (19 June) by RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat.
Page Content: The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 2.08pm and reached the island in just over half-an-hour.

Due to tidal conditions, the Mark Mason’s Y Boat was deployed to assess and transfer the casualty to the lifeboat. The woman was then taken to the Milford Haven Port Authority jetty, where she was handed over to awaiting ambulance personnel.

The lifeboat was released to return to her station, arriving at 4.14pm.

Just over three hours later, the lifeboat was diverted from an exercise, for her second call-out of the day, to a yacht in difficulty at West Angle Bay.

Once on scene, with the yacht now ashore, the lifeboat’s Y Boat was deployed and investigated whether there were any persons on board and the condition of the vessel.

With no persons present, and there appearing to be no water ingress, the Y Boat towed the yacht off the rocks into deeper water, where the tow was handed over to the lifeboat.

After further investigations it was concluded that the yacht had parted her moorings in Dale and had drifted to West Angle. The lifeboat made her way towards Dale, where the tow was handed over to a rib which placed the yacht on a safe mooring.

The lifeboat was released at 8.50pm and continued with her planned exercise.

Note to editors

 

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