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Nightfall rescue by Llandudno RNLI crew

Lifeboats News Release

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).

The man had set off earlier from the resort's north shore in his small unpowered boat, but soon found it was being carried seawards by the currents in the bay.  Unable to counteract this by rowing, and having already fallen out of the craft before reboarding, he had decided to shout for help. Fortunately his calls were heard by a member of the public who phoned the Coastguard.

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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