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Easter Sunday call out for the Volunteer crew at Little and Broad Haven

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew at Little and Broad Haven lifeboat station was tasked by Milford Haven Coastguards yesterday afternoon (Sunday 1 April) at 3:00pm after a report of female falling on the rocks close to the waters edge at Druidstone.

Little & Broad Haven volunteer crew returning from service.

RNLI/Matthew Ford

D-766 returning from call out

Initial reports from Milford Haven Coastguards suggested that a casualty had been walking along the rocks close to the waters edge at Druidstone and slipping which led to the casualty becoming unconscious.

The RNLI volunteer crew at Little & Broad Haven lifeboat station was on scene in under 10 minutes from the pagers going off. Once on scene Helmsman Andy Hope and crew member Leigh Dunlop went ashore where the paramedic were all ready on scene dealing with the casualty.

The casualty being assisted by paramedics and Broad Haven Coastguards was escorted back up the coastal path to the on waiting ambulance and taken to Withybush Hospital.

The RNLI lifeboat crew was then stood down and returned to station.

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