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Two men pulled from the water by Aberystwyth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI volunteers have pulled two persons out of the waters off the coast of Aberystwyth this morning.

The lifeboat crew launched the Atlantic class lifeboat at 9:30am to reports of an empty boat circling in the bay with two persons in the water. The volunteer crew arrived on scene – approximately 500 meters offshore – and quickly pulled the men into the safety of the lifeboat.

The volunteers immediately started first aid treatment on one of the casualties as they made their way back to shore.  First aid treatment was continued on dry land by more crew until the Welsh Ambulance service teams arrived. 

The coastguard rescue helicopter arrived on scene but it was decided to take both casualties to Bronglais hospital via road ambulance, where both casualties are receiving further treatment.

The RNLI volunteers then launched the arancia inshore rescue boat and, with assistance from the Coastguard helicopter, both lifeboats were able to gain control of the boat and bring it safely back to the marina.

RNLI media contact
For more information please contact Paul McCann Aberystwyth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07787 785614 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email eleri_roberts@rnli.org.uk .

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

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