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Missing child found by Borth RNLI lifeboat crew

Lifeboats News Release

The Borth RNLI lifeboat was called out to support the Coastguard and Police in a search for a missing 7 year old boy at Ynyslas on Sunday afternoon.

At 3:30 on Sunday afternoon the HM Coastguard asked Borth RNLI to assist in a search for a 7 year old boy who had gone missing whilst playing in the dunes at Yyslas. The local HM Coastguard team, the Police and the HM Coastguard helicopter, based at Caernarfon, were also asked to help in the search.

The RNLI lifeboat launched with four volunteer crew onboard, to improve the chance of spotting the child. The lifeboat performed a shoreline search from the boathouse in Borth towards Ynyslas. As the lifeboat approached the Ynyslas Turn car park, the crew spotted a small child walking by the sea wall. Two of the crew went ashore and confirmed that this was indeed the missing boy. He had walked a considerable distance from where he had gone missing. The RNLI crew then called up the HM Coastguard and arranged for the local Coastguard team to reunite him with his family.

The RNLI volunteer crew were Martyn Davies, Pete Davies, Tim Ellis-Clarke and Ieuan Dennis.

For more information contact Dave Reynolds Dave_Reynolds@rnli.org.uk 07941 526437

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