Llandudno RNLI lifeboat crew rescue stranded jet-skier
A stranded jet skier was rescued by RNLI inshore lifeboat on Friday afternoon (8/7) after his machine had broken down in blustery and choppy conditions a mile out to sea from Colwyn Bay.
Called out by Holyhead Coastguard at 1.15pm, together with Llandudno Coastguard, the lifeboat launched a short while later from Rhos-on-Sea.
Within a few minutes the volunteer lifeboat crew had taken the stranded machine in tow and brought it to shore at Porth Eirias together with its rider, who was unharmed.
By 2.30pm the lifeboat was back on station at Llandudno ready for further service.
For further 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, in a normal year, 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.