Posted: Mon 5th Feb 2024

Flint Coastguard called to action following reports of a casualty at Rhyl Harbour

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Feb 5th, 2024

Volunteers from Flint Coastguard were called to action alongside their colleagues from Rhyl Coastguard Rescue Team and Llandudno Coastguard on Friday afternoon following reports of a casualty at Rhyl Harbour.

The individual had suffered a significant fall from the railings at the harbour’s entrance, landing on the rock armour below.

The accident, which resulted in the person falling approximately two meters and sustaining numerous injuries, prompted an immediate and comprehensive rescue operation.

ocal coastguard volunteers, police, and ambulance services were swiftly on the scene to assist with the rescue efforts.

The inshore lifeboat was the first to arrive, quickly commencing with the casualty care, which was crucial given the adult’s head injuries and the inability to administer pain relief.

The all-weather lifeboat and shore crew, arriving in the station’s Land Rover, provided additional support to ensure the individual received the best possible care under challenging circumstances.

This multi-agency operation saw the successful and careful extraction of the casualty from the rocky revetment to the promenade, where they were handed over to the waiting ambulance personnel. Coxswain Martin Jones highlighted the effort as “a great example of multi-agency working,” underlining the seamless collaboration between the coastguards, RNLI, police, and ambulance services in ensuring the individual’s safety.

The rescue operation concluded with all units standing down and lifeboats returning to the station by 5pm. A spokesperson from Flint Coastguard expressed their hopes for the casualty’s speedy recovery.

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