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Publicity launch becomes shout for Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat

Lifeboats Media Invite

At 2.22pm Criccieth's RNLI Lifeboat was called into action whilst on a publicity exercise launch.

Criccieth Lifeboat towing water bike

RNLI/Ifer Gwyn

Criccieth Lifeboat towing water bike

As the Lifeboat was returning to the Station, HM Coastguard requested it attended to a broken-down water bike some half a mile south of Criccieth Beach.

The water bike with two persons on-board, from the north east Wales area, had broken-down whilst they watched the Lifeboat display. The Lifeboat Crew took both persons aboard the Lifeboat, attached a towing rope to the craft and returned it to Black Rock Sands where it launched earlier in the afternoon.


For further information, please contact, Ifer Gwyn, on 07554445316

Two persons aboard broken-down jetski

RNLI/Ifer Gwyn

Two persons aboard broken-down jetski

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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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