Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat launches following concerns over paddle-boarder
At 7.30pm on Tuesday the 6th of June, 2017 volunteer crew members from Criccieth's RNLI Lifeboat Station were requested to launch following reports of a paddle-boarder in possible difficulty near Black Rock Sands in choppy seas.
After making their way up the channel, the Crew spotted the paddle-boarder heading towards Porthmadog. On approach, the experienced paddle-boarder confirmed that he was not in any difficulty and was nearing the end of a near 7 mile paddle from Criccieth beach to Porthmadog.
The launch was logged as a false alarm with good intent.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.