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This Father’s Day, Morgan Johnson has would like to thank Porthdinllaen RNLI for helping to save her dad’s life after he suffered a stroke at sea. ( Video )

In what seemed like a routine voyage in their 42ft yacht, experienced sailor Morgan and dad Patrick were sailing from Bangor in Northern Ireland to Aberdaron in Wales when Patrick fell ill and needed urgent medical assistance.

 

Speaking publicly for the first time about the 2019 rescue, Morgan said: “Dad woke me about 4am, I could see we were off course, and he seemed a little confused. I didn’t really know if he’d taken a fall and got concussion or maybe he’d just woken up, so I sent him down below deck.

“I soon got the boat back on course and checked on dad, he still seemed confused and wasn’t making much sense.

“I called my mum initially, thinking maybe he’d missed taking some medication. I’ve got first aid training and recognised a few signs that something might be wrong. He couldn’t lift his legs up onto the seat and couldn’t raise his arms either – I knew I had to do something.

“I went up on deck to make a Mayday distress call to the Coastguard to inform them we needed some help – and fast.”

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