Bangor RNLI rescue two boys trapped on rocks while fishing
It was just a routine exercise for Bangor's volunteer lifeboat crew on Sunday night until they got the call to rescue two young boys who were cut off by a rising tide at The Long Hole while fishing.
With assistance from HM Coastguard, the lifeboat was able to rescue the lads and return them safely to Bangor Marina. The incident took place on Sunday (17 July).
Bangor RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Peter Semple said, 'The crew and I were delighted to be able to put their training to use, particularly in such a rocky part of the coast. Although the boys were in no immediate danger, and their only concern after we got them back to dry land was that they got their fishing rods back, it is important for parents to explain the risks of being caught by a rising tide.'
Lifeboat crew on the callout were Helm Peter Semple with Dave Beale, Kat Lindsayand Alison Stobie.
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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, 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.