Apr 26, 2018

RNLI team help get snow-bound medics to their hospital

Lifeboats News Release

Friday 2 March 2018

Flood Rescue Team used their specialist 4×4 vehicles to help vital medical workers

The RNLI volunteer Flood Rescue Team based at St Asaph, North Wales were tasked to help transport nurses, doctors and other hospital staff from their homes to Glan Clwyd Hospital.

This was due to heavy snow in the area creating treacherous driving conditions on the smaller roads. The team were back at the base in St Asaph after three hours, and available to help later in the day if they were needed.

Tim Brodie says ‘The RNLI Flood Rescue Team is made up of specially trained volunteers to help communities across the country when flooding occurs, but we are also a service on call 24/7 to assist our emergency services partners in other weather related emergencies, such as this weeks heavy snow currently occurring across the UK. We were all more than happy to help our NHS colleagues get to and from work safely, to help them continue their invaluable work’.

The RNLI team members were Callum Robinson, Paul Archer-Jones, Darrel Graham from Rhyl Lifeboat Station, Greg Donald from Conway Lifeboat Station, Guy Williams, Leighton Jones from Beaumaris Lifeboat Station and Tim Brodie & Kris Ferns technicians from the St Asaph Divisional Base West

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For further details please contact the RNLI press office on : pressoffice@rnli.org.uk

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