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Medevac mission by Llandudno RNLI lifeboat crew

Lifeboats News Release

Two anglers suffering from sea-sickness, one of whom was also a diabetic, were brought ashore by lifeboat from a vessel off Llandudno on Saturday morning (15 October).

The men, on a sea-angling trip from Rhos-on-Sea aboard the charter vessel Incentive, became ill when the boat was a quarter of a mile off Llandudno's north shore.  A radio call from the boat's skipper to Holyhead Coastguard resulted in Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat launching to help shortly after 9.45am.

Arriving on scene minutes later, the RNLI volunteer crew stabilised the diabetic man's condition and both men were taken on board the lifeboat.  Within a further couple of minutes the two were landed ashore into the care of a waiting ambulance crew. The lifeboat crew was stood down just after 10am.

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Pic attached - Llandudno RNLI lifeboat approaches the boat Incentive during the operation.

For further information please contact Alan Sharp, Llandudno RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01492 543315.

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