Emergency services lift fallen fisherman from Amroth rocks

By Paul Evans   |   Content editor   |
Wednesday 21st July 2021 8:23 pm
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Coastguards and lifeboat volunteers were tasked to assist with the medevac of an injured fisherman on rocks at Amroth on Wednesday (July 21) afternoon.

Shortly before 4 pm the Tenby Coastguard team were requested to assist RNLI lifeguards with the casualty who had fallen on rocks.

With the team quickly on the scene, they proceeded to assist with casualty care and assessment, but due to the location, Tenby RNLI’s inshore lifeboat the Georgina Taylor was launched for further assistance.

Two members of the lifeboat crew were put ashore to assist with casualty care and to administer pain relief, but with the casualty in a lot of pain and due to the nature of the injuries, carrying him out was likely to make it worse, so it was decided that a helicopter medevac would be the safest method, and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 headed to the location.

Once on scene, the helicopter paramedic was winched down to the casualty to assess and get him ready for flight, before he was flown to Morriston hospital for further treatment.

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