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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.

Media contacts:

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

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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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