Nightfall rescue by Llandudno RNLI crew
Llandudno's RNLI crew rescued a man in a small dinghy who had got into difficulties off the Little Orme as darkness fell on Sunday evening (4/9).
Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat and Llandudno coastguard were scrambled to the incident, quickly confirming the man's location by his waving torch. The lifeboat crew took the dinghy and its occupant aboard, and landed both at the Sailing Club slipway where coastguards were waiting.
The man did not need medical attention, but was obviously shaken by his experience.
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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 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.