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Rhyl RNLI bring sick person to shore

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteers of Rhyl's RNLI lifeboat crew were paged at 3.32pm on Monday 4 June after a local charter fishing boat radioed Holyhead Coastguard that he had a sick person on board.

The charter boat could not get into Rhyl harbour due to the low tide, and so the volunteer crew launched the inshore lifeboat. Both vessels rendezvoused about a mile out from the boathouse, and the casualty and another family member were transferred to the lifeboat and returned to shore.
On shore, other family members had arrived to take the casualties back to their holiday camp.
photo credit RNLI/Paul frost MBE.

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