Llandudno RNLI lifeboat comes home for Christmas
Llandudno's RNLI lifeboat Andy Pearce arrived at Conwy by road on Wednesday (14 December) fresh from her refit at Falmouth, and is now back on station in her home town.
Standing-in at Llandudno during the Andy Pearce's absence has been the RNLI relief fleet lifeboat Lady of Hilbre, formerly stationed at Hoylake.
With the Andy's return meaning her duties at Llandudno were now complete, Lady of Hilbre launched from the north shore slipway for the last time on Wednesday morning bound for Conwy Marina, there to await further relief duty elsewhere on the coast.
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For further information please contact Alan Sharp, RNLI Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01492 543315.
PICTURES ATTACHED - The RNLI relief lifeboat Lady of Hilbre leaves Great Orme's Head astern for the very last time as she heads for Conwy. Please credit to RNLI.
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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.