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Conwy RNLI lifeboat launched to assist a 16ft vessel drifting through the river

Lifeboats News Release

Conwy RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch Sunday afternoon (18 September) by HM Coastguard, to assist a 16ft powerboat which had suffered engine failure and was drifting through the river with the tide

The station’s D-class lifeboat The May-Bob launched with a volunteer crew of three at 2:45pm shortly after being paged.
En route, HM Coastguard relayed the position of the vessel and the lifeboat arrived promptly at 2.50pm to assist her and her three occupants.
The volunteer lifeboat crew proceeded to tow the powerboat casualty vessel to Conwy Marina where they secured the vessel.
The vessels occupants were very surprised how strong the tidal current was and the speed the vessel started to drift through the river.
The lifeboat was then tasked to assist North Wales Police in the search for a missing person; the volunteer crew conducted a depth search of Llandudno West Shore.
The lifeboat was then stood down after information from North Wales Police was relayed that the missing person had been found.
The lifeboat arrived back on station at 4:20pm where she was recovered, refuelled and made ready for service.
Notes to editors
RNLI media contacts
  • Alan Flood, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07871505513
  • Danny-Lee Davies, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07999321639
  • Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer (Wales and West) on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162
  • Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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