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Beaumaris lifeboat crew use their feet to attend incident near lifeboat station.

Lifeboats News Release

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Lifeboat arrived back on station at 4.30 pm following refit and refurbishment at the RNLI centre in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. To ensure familiarity with the new features an extensive training session was held finishing at 10.00 pm.

Beaumaris inshore lifeboat

RNLI/John Pulford

The Annette Mary Liddington in the boat house

The volunteer crew had nearly completed washing down, refuelling the lifeboat when a request for assistance was received.

The informant stated that an adult female was collapsed at the end of the pier. The Lifeboat volunteers immediately ran to the location taking a first aid kit with them.

The companions with the casualty advised that she had been swimming for approximately one hour in the Menai Strait and had suffered Jelly fish stings in particular to one arm and both legs.

Whilst a request was made for the attendance of a paramedic the casualty care trained lifeboat volunteers managed to stabilise the condition of the lady and carried her in a stretcher to the lifeboat station.

Once the paramedic and an ambulance crew arrived they gave the casualty further treatment. Enabling the lifeboat crew to return to preparing the lifeboat for service.

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