VIDEO: Aberystwyth RNLI rescue two cut off by the tide
Two RNLI lifeboats from Aberystwyth were launched yesterday (Wednesday 4 May at 4.50pm to reports of two people possibly stuck on the cliffs near to Constitution Hill.
The station’s smaller Arancia inshore rescue boat launched first, quickly followed by the Atlantic 85 class lifeboat Spirit of Friendship after a passing fisherman raised the alarm when he spotted two people he thought were going to attempt to climb the cliffs after being cut off by the tide.
The volunteer lifeboat crew on board the Arancia went ashore, taking first aid equipment with them. Once they were on the beach it was quickly evident both casualties had not tried to climb the cliffs and had not sustained any injuries.
Lifejackets were put on both casualties and they were taken off the beach and treansferred to the Atlantic 85 lifeboat which was waiting just off shore.
The casualties were then taken safely back to Aberystwyth Harbour, but on route stopped to watch a pod of dolphins that had appeared near to the harbour entrance, which cheered up both casualties and both crews.
Aberystwyth RNLI Helm Gemma Gill said: 'Helm Gemma Gill said: 'We love to see people enjoying the sunny weather and the beaches around Aberystwyth, but if you’re walking under the cliffs, it’s always a good idea to check the tide tables and leave yourself plenty of time to make the journey safely. If in doubt, always err on the side of caution.'
Notes to editors:
The video shows the rescue of the two people cut off by the tide by Aerystwyth RNLI
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