Llandudno RNLI lifeboat crew brings man to safety
A man was brought safely ashore late this afternoon (Friday 16 June) by Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat crew after he had been spotted underneath the steamer landing platform at the seaward end of the resort's 140 year-old pier.
Following an alert from the UK Coastguard the lifeboat launched at 5pm to assist Llandudno Coastguards and the police who were already attending the incident, and reached the scene within minutes.
After an RNLI crew member had been landed onto the structure to assist, the man was quickly taken into the lifeboat before being ferried safely ashore at the nearby slipway where he was passed into the care of police, coastguards and an ambulance crew.
Notes to editors:
PIC ATTACHED - The lifeboat returns to shore with the man on board. The pier landing platform can be seen in the distance.
For more info contact Alan Sharp, RNLI Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01492 543315.
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