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SteveH

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Re: Air / Sea Rescue
« Reply #150 on: May 10, 2018, 02:44:23 PM »
It was the part about the delay in getting to the scene, it was a bit selfish, if not irresponsible for the drivers to leave their vehicles, blocking the only access, this could have been a much more serious situation.

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Re: Air / Sea Rescue Mountain rescue
« Reply #151 on: May 21, 2018, 10:52:05 AM »
'A terrible waste of our time' - irresponsible couple airlifted from Snowdonia mountain slammed by rescuers
A helicopter was brought in to help the pair off Moel Siabod

Volunteers from Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation had to climb the 2,861ft up Moel Siabod on Saturday to help the stricken pair.
A woman had twisted her knee and “allegedly could no longer walk”, said a statement from the rescue team.

But because it happened so high on the mountain, and with limited members available to carry her a long distance down by stretcher, a coastguard helicopter was deployed to pick her up.

She was landed at the team base – “and she was able to walk again,” the statement said.

It is estimated that the rescue would have cost thousands of pounds for the helicopter turnout.

It was one of the busiest weekend of the year for mountain rescues, with operations on Snowdon and other mountains and two casualties being flown to the trauma unit at Stoke on Trent on Sunday.

Chris Lloyd, spokesman for the Ogwen team, said the Saturday callout was at 4.45pm just before the FA Cup final kick off.

He said: “It was a real time-waster and totally irresponsible of the young couple involved.

“Despite all the safety messages we put out, this pair had no idea where they were.

“One was in gym shoes, the other in trainers, and one in shorts. They didn’t have a rucksack – and no map.

“They were near the summit of Moel Siabod and reported that the woman had twisted her knee while descending and was afraid of hurting herself more.

“It was quite a difficult hover for the aircraft but the two were picked up and dropped off at our base.

“The winchman must have had magic powers because the woman was able to jump out of the aircraft and walk.”

He added: “The team leader gave them a telling off. It was a terrible waste of our time – an unnecessary call-out.” ref DP

Ian

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Re: Air / Sea Rescue
« Reply #152 on: May 21, 2018, 11:55:08 AM »
Perhaps in such cases the law shoud be changed to allow such people to be charged?
“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”   ― Michel de Montaigne

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.

Hugo

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Re: Air / Sea Rescue
« Reply #153 on: May 21, 2018, 12:32:21 PM »
My comments about these morons would be unprintable but why weren't they named and shamed?

SteveH

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Re: RNLI OPEN DAY Next Sunday.
« Reply #154 on: July 22, 2018, 10:48:31 AM »
LLANDUDNO LIFEBOAT STATION OPEN DAY 2018

The first RNLI annual Open Day to be centred on Llandudno's new boathouse will be held on Sunday 29 July from noon to 4 p.m.

Visitors will be able to have a close-up look at the two lifeboats and their launching equipment, meet the crew and RNLI mascot Stormy Stan, chat with Coastguards and obtain lifeboat souvenirs and light refreshments. Lifeboat and helicopter demonstrations in the bay are scheduled to take place from 2 p.m. onwards, operations permitting. All are welcome, and admission is free.

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Nemesis

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Re: Air / Sea Rescue
« Reply #155 on: July 22, 2018, 11:17:09 AM »
Either your header is wrong or my calendar is !!!
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know.

SteveH

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RNLI OPEN DAY............NOT TODAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #156 on: July 22, 2018, 11:43:25 AM »
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Either your header is wrong or my calendar is !!!

Sorry everyone, a senior moment, it is of course next Sunday, thank you Nem. I was just heading over to the station, when I read your post.

The first RNLI annual Open Day to be centred on Llandudno's new boathouse will be held on Sunday 29 July from noon to 4 p.m.

Thank you Ian   8)



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Re: Air / Sea Rescue
« Reply #157 on: July 22, 2018, 05:46:41 PM »
No problem Steve. Just glad I spotted it !
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know.

SteveH

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Re: Air / Sea Rescue / RNLI / Coastguard
« Reply #158 on: July 25, 2018, 07:19:22 PM »
A lamb has been rescued from an almost inaccessible beach at the foot of cliffs by Llandudno's inshore lifeboat crew.

The crew were carrying out a routine training exercise near the foot of the Little Orme cliffs where the animal could be seen on a small area of beach in a position which could only be reached on shore at a very low tide, and even then only after a difficult scramble over slippery rocks. It was clear the animal was lame, and had no access to food or water.

Fortunately the crew were able to take the lamb into the lifeboat and bring it safely ashore by the lifeboat station, apparently none the worse for its experience.

An RNLI spokesman said later "This was a different sort of 'casualty evacuation' for our crew to deal with, but we were only too happy to help the animal concerned"



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Re: RNLI OPEN DAY TOMORROW
« Reply #159 on: July 28, 2018, 11:33:20 AM »
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LLANDUDNO LIFEBOAT STATION OPEN DAY 2018

The first RNLI annual Open Day to be centred on Llandudno's new boathouse will be held on Sunday 29 July from noon to 4 p.m.

Visitors will be able to have a close-up look at the two lifeboats and their launching equipment, meet the crew and RNLI mascot Stormy Stan, chat with Coastguards and obtain lifeboat souvenirs and light refreshments. Lifeboat and helicopter demonstrations in the bay are scheduled to take place from 2 p.m. onwards, operations permitting. All are welcome, and admission is free.

IT'S   TOMORROW.............HONEST

SteveH

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Re: Air / Sea Rescue / RNLI / Coastguard
« Reply #160 on: August 21, 2018, 11:08:23 AM »
Due to popular demand, we've extended our opening hours for the summer.


SteveH

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Re: Air / Sea Rescue
« Reply #161 on: September 16, 2018, 07:35:00 PM »
Spotted SAR936 this afternoon out in the Bay, this is why....

Coastguard news......We were paged at 15:33 this afternoon following the discovery of jetski with no one on board which was approximately 1.5 miles off Porth Eirias in Colwyn Bay.

The alarm was raised when one of the persons on board came ashore at Porth Eirias after swimming for about 2 hours to reach shore. He reported another person was missing after the jetski had taken a hard turn and thrown the pair off.

A large scale search operation was commenced with ourselves, Rhyl Coastguard Rescue Team, Llandudno Lifeboat RNLI with the launch of both boats, Rescue 936 and assistance from Colwyn Bay Watersports and members of the Colwyn Jetski Club.

The casualty was located by one of the members of the Jetski club and brought back to shore where he was transferred to a waiting ambulance.

Both casualties were taken to hospital as a precaution and all assets were stood down.

We would like to say a massive thank you to the members of the Colwyn Jetski club who relaunched for the search and demonstrated an incredible amount of team spirit and seamanship and who's assistance led to the sucsessful outcome of this incident. Well done guys.


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Re: Air / Sea Rescue
« Reply #162 on: September 16, 2018, 11:41:31 PM »
well done to all , thank god your there