TEENAGER WITH LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES BROUGHT TO SAFETY BY PENARTH LIFEBOAT

Penarth's Atlantic 85 lifeboat being hauled out of the water after a routine exercise last night. A short time later she - and a second boat - were re-launched on service

Penarth’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat being hauled out of the water after a routine exercise last night. A short time later she – and a second boat – were re-launched on service (RNLI Photo)

South Wales Police are investigating an incident in which a teenage boy received life-threatening injuries at Lavernock Point near Penarth late last night.

Both of Penarth’s lifeboats and Penarth Coastguard officers were involved in a multi-agency operation which also brought in South Wales Police and  NHS paramedics

The big Atlantic 85 boat had been carrying out routine night exercises only a short time earlier and had been recovered from the water at the main lifeboat slipway, when the  call-out came – the first “real-world shout” of 2017 .

Both the Atlantic 85 and the D Class inshore lifeboat were launched  at 23:30 and headed to Lavernock where Penarth Coastguard , an NHS Ambulance and South Wales Police were joined them .

The seriously-injured teenager  brought back to Penarth lifeboat station in the D class lifeboat (which can operate in shallow water) and was treated  at the station by medics before being rushed by ambulance to the University Hospital of Wales

The circumstances of the incident are not as yet clear and are still being investigated by the police. At this stage it is not known whether there were other people with the boy.

 

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3 Responses to TEENAGER WITH LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES BROUGHT TO SAFETY BY PENARTH LIFEBOAT

  1. Taffy says:

    Well done lads and lasses. Another life saved

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