All-weather lifeboat rescues for 2019

ID500
TitleHaydn Miller rescues injured sailor . . .
Date2019-05-26
Time17:45:00
WindWNW 18 knots
WeatherSunny
ConditionsSlight
Casualty typeInjured sailor
PositionCaldey Point
DetailsTenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat ‘Haydn Miller’ launched at around 5.40pm on Sunday 26th May after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call from a yacht off Caldey Point, reporting that a crew member was suffering from severe back pain after a fall.

Once on scene, the lifeboat went alongside the yacht and two crew members were put aboard to administer casualty care and give pain relief.

A short time later, Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 was overhead and a paramedic was winched aboard the lifeboat. He was then transferred to the yacht to assess the casualty and decide on the best way to proceed.

It was decided that with the patient suffering from severe back pain, it would be more comfortable to get her to hospital via a land based ambulance rather than winching her up into a helicopter, so she was brought aboard the lifeboat, along with the paramedic and the lifeboat headed to station to meet the ambulance.

Once back at station, the casualty was handed over to the awaiting paramedics and taken to hospital by road.
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