About HM Coastguard
Mwy am Wylwyr y Glannau
Cysylltwch â ni
Cynllun o'r safle
|Here the cliff man,
Alun, is beginning his descent to the casualty. He is
secured by two 200 metre ropes known as the main line and the
safety line. The lines pass through pulleys ('blocks') on the
four legged stand called a quadpod at the cliff top.
|In this photograph you can see Alun talking on his hand
held radio as he is being lowered down cliff by means of the portable
rescue winch which has been set up on the cliff top above.
|On exercise at Trefor. Emlyn is being hoisted
from cliff face by winchman and Sea King Search and Rescue helicopter.
Alun is the other coastguard on the cliff.
|Closeup of Emlyn and the Sea King winchman being hoisted from cliff on exercise.
Sea King Search and Rescue Helicopter of 'C' Flight 22 Squadron based at RAF Valley. The winchman is being lowered down to casualty.
|Sea King SAR Helicopter on Towyn Beach, Tudweiliog, standing by to airlift injured horse rider to hospital.
|This was a little different from our usual call-outs. A local farmer asked us for help to rescue his bullock which was in a remote stony cove. It had apparently been injured, probably in a fall and could not stand. We improvised by using a plywood sheet as a stretcher on which the bullock was placed, and hauling it along the beach. Field gates were then placed on the rocky path to the cliff top, along which the 'stretcher' slid, hauled by tractor, the bullock having been placed in a large builder's sand bag for safety.|