Rhyl RNLI volunteers respond to multiple call-outs

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer lifeboat crew at Rhyl RNLI lifeboat station responded to two call outs on Thursday (23 June).

The all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 2.52pm by Holyhead Coastguard to a broken down 25 foot boat just off Raynes Jetty, Llanddulas.

Once the lifeboat was on scene, a tow line was secured to tow the vessel back to Rhyl Harbour. Due to the ebbing tide and water becoming shallow in the harbour, Rhyl RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was requested to launch to take over the tow to the slipway in Rhyl.

The three persons on board were met with local coastguard officers and the Rhyl Harbourmaster to safely recover the boat. Both boats returned to station at 4.30pm.

At 7.04pm Holyhead Coastguard requested the inshore lifeboat launch to a person in distress on a surfboard to the east of Victoria Pier, Colwyn Bay.

As the inshore lifeboat was five minutes from being on scene Holyhead Coastguard confirmed the casualty had made it safely ashore and was met by Rhyl Coastguard to confirm all was well and no further assistance was required. As this was the case and everyone was safe and well the inshore lifeboat returned to station.

Notes to deitors:

The attached pictures and video should be credited to Rhyl RNLI.

Media contacts:

For more inforation please contact Colin Jones, Rhyl RNLI Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07813 688654 or by email on  colintjones@hotmail.co.uk or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.

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