Saved mother and daughter visit Criccieth RNLI to say thank you

Lifeboats News Release

On the morning of Sunday the 25th of September 2016 a mother and daughter who were saved by volunteer crewmembers at Criccieth RNLI, called-by to thank their rescuers.

Katie Holmes and Mandy Francis were saved, along with 3 others and two dogs, on 25th of August after becoming trapped by an incoming tide at Black Rock Sands.  Both Katie and Mandy, along with their dog Badger wanted to thank Helmsman Gordon Emery and Crewmember Mick Howey in person.


During their visit, Katie commented ‘we will never forget the care and kindness shown to us by Gordon and Mick during the rescue.  We will never forget that the RNLI saved our lives that day and we will be eternally grateful for their work.’


Following the visit, Criccieth Lifeboat Operation Manager, Peter Williams commented ‘we appreciate the gratitude shown by Mandy and Katie.  The crew have saved 9 people off the same sandbank this summer alone.   


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