Llandudno RNLI crew and UK Coastguard aid stranded walkers

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno RNLI's inshore lifeboat and Llandudno Coastguard Rescue Team were called out at 2.50pm on Sunday (8 January) following reports that a group of people with dogs had been stranded on the resort's west shore sandbanks by the incoming tide.

This was flooding the north deep channel, cutting off their route back to shore.

Arriving on scene within minutes, the volunteer lifeboat crew found that fortunately the water in the swiftly-filling channel was still shallow enough to allow the group to wade and paddle ashore, which they duly did, under the guidance of the Coastguard.

With all safely ashore, the RNLI and Coastguard crews were stood down to return to their respective stations.

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For further information please contact Llandudno RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer Alan Sharp on 01492.543315.

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