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Byline: At 7.30pm on Thursday the 2nd of July, 2015 volunteer crew members from Criccieth’s RNLI lifeboat station launched both of their lifeboats following reports of an injured walker near Borth y Gest.
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The female, who
was holidaying in the area, had badly twisted her knee whilst walking on rocks
along the coastal path.  The local HM
Coastguard team and an ambulance crew had initially attended to the casualty, but
were unable to evacuate her safely by land. 
Accordingly a call was made for assistance from the RNLI.

Both lifeboats
were launched; the station’s larger Atlantic 85 class lifeboat directly from
Criccieth, whilst the smaller Arancia inshore rescue boat was towed closer to
the scene and launched from its trailer.
 
Both boats were launched, as it was unclear if the larger lifeboat would
be able to access the scene, given tidal conditions.
  The Atlantic 85 was able to gain access and
the patient was transferred to the lifeboat, after being provided with first
aid.

The Arancia headed
upstream to Porthmadog harbour to clear required mooring space to facilitate
the transfer of the patient from the lifeboat to an awaiting ambulance crew.

Following the call,
both boats returned to Criccieth, were refueled and made ready for
service.
 


For further
information, please contact Ifer Gwyn, Criccieth Lifeboat Press Officer and
Crew on 07554445316

      

Byline: At 7.30pm on Thursday the 2nd of July, 2015 volunteer crew members from Criccieth's RNLI lifeboat station launched both of their lifeboats following reports of an injured walker near Borth y Gest.
Page Content:

The female, who was holidaying in the area, had badly twisted her knee whilst walking on rocks along the coastal path.  The local HM Coastguard team and an ambulance crew had initially attended to the casualty, but were unable to evacuate her safely by land.  Accordingly a call was made for assistance from the RNLI.

Both lifeboats were launched; the station's larger Atlantic 85 class lifeboat directly from Criccieth, whilst the smaller Arancia inshore rescue boat was towed closer to the scene and launched from its trailer.  Both boats were launched, as it was unclear if the larger lifeboat would be able to access the scene, given tidal conditions.  The Atlantic 85 was able to gain access and the patient was transferred to the lifeboat, after being provided with first aid.

The Arancia headed upstream to Porthmadog harbour to clear required mooring space to facilitate the transfer of the patient from the lifeboat to an awaiting ambulance crew.

Following the call, both boats returned to Criccieth, were refueled and made ready for service. 


For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn, Criccieth Lifeboat Press Officer and Crew on 07554445316