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Early morning call for Rhyl RNLI volunteers to man in the water

Lifeboats News Release

Rhyl inshore RNLI lifeboat launched at 6.10am this morning (7 June) after red flares were spotted coming from a day boat approximately one mile away from the harbour.

Whilst preparing to launch, a crew member spotted someone in the water and directed the lifeboat towards the casualty.
The casualty, who is believed to have been in the water for approximately one hour was wearing a lifejacket and a lifering.
The inshore RNLI lifeboat returned the man to a waiting ambulance on shore.
The RNLI lifeboat then launched again to put an anchor on the drifting boat. At 10.30am, the volunteer crew were out once again as the vessel had become a danger to shipping. It was safely recovered to the harbour.
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For further information, please contact Paul Frost, Rhyl Lifeboat Press Officer on 07894 105165

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