Byline: At 12.40am on September the 30th, 2014 volunteer crew members from Criccieth's RNLI lifeboat station were requested to launch their inshore rescue boat to assist a young woman stranded on a parapet of Britannia Bridge, Porthmadog.
Page Content: The woman, who had entered the water sometime earlier, was cold and wet. Other emergency services in attendance had been unable to reach her given her position and the high tide. The crew towed the station's inshore rescue boat, Margaret a Nantw, to Porthmadog by road and launched on the inland side of the bridge - launching quickly after their pagers had sounded.
The lifeboat was eased into the water down a steep embankment before proceeding the short distance towards the casualty. She was bought safely ashore by the crew. The crew then returned to the bridge to bring ashore a fireman who had climbed down to a location near the woman.
The young woman was passed to the care of Criccieth's HM Coastguard team and an awaiting ambulance.
For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn, Press Officer & Crew at Criccieth Lifeboat Station on 07554445316.