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Police request Flint RNLI lifeboat assistance

Lifeboats News Release

Holyhead Coastguard requested the launch of Flint RNLI lifeboat to assist North Wales Police with an incident at the Flintshire Bridge.

Flint RNLI volunteers were called at just after 9pm on Wednesday evening (23 November). They proceeded to Connah's Quay where they launched at 9.16pm, reaching the Flintshire Bridge at 9.30pm. The lifeboat was stood down at 10.12pm following a call from the Flint Coastguard Rescue Team.

The lifeboat and its volunteer crew returned to Connah's Quay, was recovered, and returned to Flint and was ready for service at 11.45pm.

Media contacts:

For more information please contact Richard Polden Flint RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, telephone 01352 711185 or 07496 770576 or call Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on

Notes to editors:

  • Flint lifeboat station has been operating since 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to
  • Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew have responded to 16 calls to date in 2015 and saved four lives, and assisted seven others.
  • Potential lifeboat volunteers, and enquiries regarding the station's lifeboat fundraising appeal, contact Alan Forrester on 07785 593247
  • Flint RNLI celebrated its 50th anniversary in May 2016

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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