Inshore lifeboat rescues for 2020

ID780
TitleBoth boats launched after cliff faller on Caldey Island . . . .
Date2020-06-24
Time15:45:00
WindESE 6 knots
WeatherSunny
ConditionsSlight
Casualty typeCliff faller
PositionPaul Jones's Bay, Caldey Island
DetailsAs the Haydn Miller was returning from their previous shout, both boats were requested after the station Lifeboat Operations Manager reported witnessing someone falling 25ft down a cliff and landing on rocks and sand below on Caldey Island.

The lifeboat made best speed to Caldey, accompanied by the inshore lifeboat.

On arrival, two inshore lifeboat crew and one from the all-weather lifeboat went ashore and began to assess and treat the casualty.

Due to the nature of his injuries and the incoming tide, it was decided that helicopter was the best method of extraction. Luckily, the Coastguard Helicopter was already in the air with two Paramedics aboard so was quickly on scene.

The Paramedics were assisted by the lifeboat crew to treat and immobilise the casualty, before being airlifted to Morriston Hospital.
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