Llandudno RNLI helps out four in disabled pleasure craft
Llandudno's RNLI crew came to the rescue of four people in a motor boat which was drifting a mile off the Great Orme on Saturday afternoon after the craft's propeller had become fouled.
Alerted by Holyhead Coastguard at 12.33pm, both of Llandudno RNLI's lifeboats were at once taken to the promenade for launching.
Whilst the all-weather lifeboat and her crew remained there at instant readiness, the smaller inshore lifeboat was launched and sped out to the stranded craft, the 31-foot boat Sula which had left Conwy earlier in the day.
Carrying a suitable cutting implement, the RNLI crew was able to free the fouled propeller, thus allowing the Sula and the quartet aboard to continue their trip before returning to Conwy.
Both lifeboats returned to station at the conclusion of the operation.
For more information please contact Alan Sharp, Llandudno RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01492 543315.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.