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Dramatic multi-agency rescue rescue after fisherman’s 10ft fall onto rocks

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RNLI Lifeguards at Whitesands beach in Pembrokeshire rushed to the aid of a man injured after falling onto rocks while fishing on Wednesday (5 August)

After being alerted by beach-goers along Whitesands beach and Rams Nose headland, RNLI lifeguards rushed to respond to the casualty, with lifeguard Margot Lawrence paddling around the headline on a rescue board.

Lifeguard Jake Rogers, who was second to arrive at the scene, said: “We were alerted to the incident by members of the public shouting from the headland.

“Margot headed around to the scene by paddling on the rescue board and I headed over via the coastal path with the trauma bag.

“Once we arrived, we saw that some members of the public had managed to get the casualty out of the water after he’d fallen onto rocks whilst fishing.

“We were able to stabilise administer first aid and stabilise the casualty whilst we waited for the air ambulance.

“When the air ambulance did arrive, the paramedic winched down and we helped to prepare the casualty for transport to Cardiff.

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“Thanks to the quick reactions of members of the public, we were able to respond as quickly.

“If you spot someone in trouble along the coast, either alert a lifeguard as quickly as possible or dial 999 and ask for coastguard.”

(Lead image: RNLI)

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