Flint RNLI and Coastguard swiftly respond to Greenfield Dock medical emergency
Flint Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) volunteer crew, Flint Coastguard Rescue Team, and the Welsh Ambulance Service successfully managed an on-board medical emergency at Greenfield Dock.
The Flint RNLI crew were paged by HM Coastguard at 2:32 pm on Wednesday, 7 June, to aid a person who had fallen ill on a vessel.
The patient had been swiftly transported to shore in another vessel by the time the RNLI crew arrived at Greenfield Dock.
RNLI volunteers, alongside the Flint Coastguard Rescue Team, immediately provided casualty care until the individual could be safely handed over to the care of the ambulance service.
However, the operation did not end there. The lifeboat was dispatched to the casualty’s vessel, which had another person on board who required help recovering the boat’s nets and returning to its mooring.
This allowed the vessel to be returned safely to the dock without any additional incidents.
The volunteer crew then cleaned and refuelled the lifeboat, ensuring it was ready for service again by 4:15 pm, less than two hours after the initial call.
The RNLI is a largely volunteer-based organisation, operating 238 lifeboat stations across the UK and Ireland.
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