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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