Llandudno lifeboat brings yacht to safety
A yacht with three people on board was recovered to safety by Llandudno's RNLI all-weather lifeboat this afternoon (5/6) after it had become immobilised offshore by a fouled propeller.
As a result, Llandudno lifeboat launched at 12.45pm. On reaching the disabled yacht, as it was not possible to clear the propeller, the lifeboat took the 'Red Dragon' in tow up-channel to the River Conwy, thence into the safety of Conwy marina before returning to Llandudno for recovery, refuelling and preparation for further service.
* Seven call-outs for Llandudno's RNLI crews during the last few weeks has taken the total number so far this year to eighteen.
RNLI media contact
Further information - Alan Sharp, Llandudno 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.