RNLI volunteers, Coastguards and Beach Lifeguards respond to six calls on Thursday as the warm weather saw crowds flock to the resort.
RNLI and Coastguard volunteers, Council beach lifeguards and police had to deal with multiple incidents on Thursday which was a very sunny day with crowds on the beach. Although the wind was onshore, it was very light, and the over-riding factor was an incoming tide.
At 1335 2 people were reported on the rock wall marking the entrance to Rhyl harbour. The tide was rapidly covering the wall. The inshore RNLI lifeboat launched and was on scene in 2 minutes. The crew escorted the pair back along the rocks to higher ground until they got back on to the beach safely. The inshore lifeboat was then diverted by Rhyl beach lifeguards.
At 1346 2 swimmers were seen in the entrance to Rhyl harbour, with a swift incoming tide, they were being swept further into the harbour. As the inshore crew were near, they were on scene in 2 minutes, picked up the 2 swimmers, and returned them safe to the beach where they had set out from. The ILB was again diverted by the beachguards.
At 1351 2 people in a dinghy were reported 250 metres off Kinmel bay, struggling to get back to shore. The inshore lifeboat was with them in 4 minutes, took them on board, and returned them to the beach, returning to station at 1405.
At 1436 Rhyl beach lifeguards reported a missing child from Rhyl central beach, last seen paddling in the water. The inshore lifeboat launched and searched the shoreline, whilst coastguard lifeguards and police searched the very busy beach. After about 25 minutes, the child was found safe on the beach and taken to police to return to the parents. The child had travelled about 500 metres along the shoreline.
At 1534 Rhyl beachguards reported a dinghy with 1 person on board about 100 metres out, having difficulty getting back on the beach at Splash Point, Rhyl. When the inshore lifeboat crew arrived on scene, the person had been assisted ashore by a passing kayaker and all was well. The inshore lifeboat returned to shore at 1542.
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