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Both St Davids RNLI lifeboats respond to a lady with a suspected broken ankle

Lifeboats News Release

On Monday May 7th both St Davids RNLI all-weather (ALB) and inshore (ILB) lifeboats launched on service, to a lady with a suspected broken ankle on Ramsey Island.

ILB

St Davids Coastguards

casualty being transferred to the ALB

The ALB also took St Davids Coastguard team with them to the island, where they were met by Greg and Lisa wardens of Ramsey Island, who assisted with transporting the equipment to the location of the casualty.

The casualty was then carried by stretcher over a mile back to the harbour, where she was transferred on to the lifeboats, and taken back to St Justinians, before being taken to hospital.

A great effort by multi agencies working together.

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Media Contacts
For more information please contact Jim Phillips St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Volunteer Press Officer on 07791121039 -- 01437721532 or by email:
jimphillipsrnli@hotmail.co.uk or alternatively contact Danielle Rush Regional Media Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 - 01745585162 or by email: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk

ALB

St Davids Coastguards

all-weather lifeboat standing by for casualty

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