Inshore lifeboat rescues for 2020

ID801
TitleInshore lifeboat crew tasked to assist with child pulled from water off the pier . . . .
Date2020-09-18
Time17:30:00
WindN 5 knots
WeatherSunny
ConditionsChoppy
Casualty typeSwimmer pulled from water
PositionNorth Beach, Tenby
DetailsMembers of Tenby’s inshore lifeboat crew were tasked shortly after 5.30pm on Friday 18th September, after one of the crew saw a child in difficulty in the water off the pier, after being hit by a large wave.

The crew member pulled the child out, whilst alerting other crew members that were nearby. She was then taken to the Inshore lifeboat station, where casualty care was started and an ambulance was requested.

They were soon joined by Police and RNLI lifeguards who had been in the area and offered their assistance. Members of Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team were also asked to attend and began checking other swimmers that had also been hit by the wave.

Within minutes, a Welsh Ambulance Service Community First Responder arrived and worked alongside the lifeboat crew and lifeguards with the main casualty, who luckily, apart from being very cold and swallowing some water, had escaped with just minor scrapes and bruises.

A short time later, Paramedics arrived and after a thorough examination and after she was warmed up, she was released to her very relieved mum. Meanwhile, the remaining swimmers were warmned up and checked over by the Community First Responder, assisted by Coastguards, before being released to their parents.

Once all children were safe and well with their parents, all units stood down.
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