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Early morning multi agency missing person search for Conwy RNLI.

Lifeboats News Release

Conwy RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch shortly after 4am this morning (Thursday 1st of June) by UK Coastguard, to assist North Wales Police reports of a possible missing person near the quay where clothes had been found.

Police and Coastguard units at Conwy Quay during search.

Llandudno Coastguard/Aron

Multi agency vehicles on Conwy Quay during search.

Conwy RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch shortly after 4am this morning (Thursday 1st of June) by UK Coastguard, to assist North Wales Police reports of a possible missing person near the quay where clothes had been found.

The volunteer crew pagers were sounded at 4.04am and the RNLI lifeboat, The May-Bob launched into the darkness with a crew of three minutes later.

Llandudno Coastguard Rescue team were also in attendance assisting the police with enquiries and conducting shoreline searches. Whilst conducting an extensive search of the river near the quay, the police were able to make contact with the suspected missing person by means of contact details found within the clothing left near the waters edge. The missing person was confirmed to be safe and well at home nearby and all units were stood down.

The RNLI urge anybody who is seeking to take part in any activities near the waters of the British Isles and beyond to ‘Respect the Water’. Further details of the RNLI’s campaign can be found at www.respectthewater.com

Following the service call, the lifeboat arrived back on station and was recovered at 4.32am, refuelled and made ready for service shortly after. The volunteer crew and support team then headed back to their families before their 'normal' days began.

Notes to editors

RNLI media contacts

Danny-Lee Davies, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07999321639

Alan Flood, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07871505513

Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or on email on Chris_Cousens@rnli.org.uk.

Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.


Multi agency vehicles stationed on the Quay towards the end of the search.

Llandudno Coastguard/Aron

Multi agency vehicles nearing the end of the search.

Key facts about the RNLI

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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