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Llandudno RNLI helps out four in disabled pleasure craft

Lifeboats News Release

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.

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For more information please contact Alan Sharp, Llandudno RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01492 543315.

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