Barmouth RNLI called out to jet boat in difficulties
While on exercise at the start of the Barmouth to Fort William Three Peaks Yacht Race, the Barmouth Inshore Lifeboat was called out by HM Coastguard Holyhead at 2.01pm on 11th June 2016.
A report had been received that a 17 foot jet boat was experiencing engine difficulties one mile off Sunbeach Caravan Park, Llwyngwril. As they were in the vicinity, the Barmouth RNLI ILB immediately proceeded to the location and took the Seadoo personal watercraft with three persons on board in tow and returned the boat and its occupants to Penrhyn Point, Fairbourne.
The Inshore Rescue boat returned to the station and was ready for service by 15.30.
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.