Criccieth RNLI Crew assist in bringing three persons ashore

Lifeboats News Release

At 5.15pm on July 30th, 2018 volunteer Crewmembers from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station assisted Criccieth’s HM Coastguard team in bringing three persons ashore at Portmeirion.

Lifeboat and HM Coastguard preparing to cross to the casualties

RNLI/Ifer Gwyn

Lifeboat and HM Coastguard preparing to cross to the casualties
The Station’s inshore rescue boat, Margaret a Nantw, had been tasked to the call near Portmeirion’s hotel. The causalities were unable to swim back ashore due to a deep, fast flowing channel. The Lifeboat was transferred to the site by road.

On arrival, Criccieth’s HM Coastguard team were already on scene and had managed to get a team member onto the sandbank to assess the casualties’ condition and rig a line across the channel. A Crewmember from Criccieth’s Lifeboat Station volunteered to also swim across the channel and assist in bringing the casualties ashore therefore negating the need to launch the Lifeboat. Both rescue volunteers used rescue swimming techniques to ensure all three were safely transferred to the shore and to the care of awaiting team members.

The Crew were subsequently stood down and returned ashore.

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Lifeboat and HM Coastguard preparing to cross to the casualties

RNLI/Ifer Gwyn

Lifeboat and HM Coastguard preparing to cross to the casualties

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