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Byline: The volunteer crew were called out at 2.20am on Tuesday 16 June after Holyhead Coastguard were contacted by North Wales Police to assist in locating the male, in the sea off central Rhyl, not far from the boathouse.
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Police officers were already searching the promenade, and local coastguard volunteers were also paged to search, together with the Police Helicopter from Rhuddlan. The search was centred around the shoreline off the Sky Tower.

The inshore lifeboat launched first, followed soon after by the all-weather lifeboat, to help illuminate the area. The Police helicopter located the man after about 15 minutes, lying face down on an offshore sandbank, so they directed the crew to the location. As the tide was going out, coastguard officers were also able to attend the scene, and together with the inshore lifeboat crew, reached the man, and put him in a stretcher to get him back to shore. The man was conscious but appeared to be getting hypothermic, and so an ambulance was called and directed to the area behind the sky tower. The man was handed over to the ambulance crew and police, and both boats returned to station by 4am.

Coxswain Martin Jones says ” This showed the excellent co-operation between all the agencies involved, to ensure a successful rescue, enabling the crew to put the skills gained on their recent first aid course last week to good use”

Byline: The volunteer crew were called out at 2.20am on Tuesday 16 June after Holyhead Coastguard were contacted by North Wales Police to assist in locating the male, in the sea off central Rhyl, not far from the boathouse.
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Police officers were already searching the promenade, and local coastguard volunteers were also paged to search, together with the Police Helicopter from Rhuddlan. The search was centred around the shoreline off the Sky Tower.

The inshore lifeboat launched first, followed soon after by the all-weather lifeboat, to help illuminate the area. The Police helicopter located the man after about 15 minutes, lying face down on an offshore sandbank, so they directed the crew to the location. As the tide was going out, coastguard officers were also able to attend the scene, and together with the inshore lifeboat crew, reached the man, and put him in a stretcher to get him back to shore. The man was conscious but appeared to be getting hypothermic, and so an ambulance was called and directed to the area behind the sky tower. The man was handed over to the ambulance crew and police, and both boats returned to station by 4am.

Coxswain Martin Jones says " This showed the excellent co-operation between all the agencies involved, to ensure a successful rescue, enabling the crew to put the skills gained on their recent first aid course last week to good use"