Llandudno RNLI lifeboat crew called to West Shore incident

Lifeboats News Release

Two girls in their late teens narrowly escaped being marooned on offshore sandbanks by the incoming tide off Llandudno's West Shore on Saturday afternoon (17 June).

Following a report from a member of the public just before 1.30pm that the girls had walked a considerable way out across the dried-out banks and were in imminent danger due to the flooding tide, Llandudno RNLI's D class inshore lifeboat and Llandudno Coastguard were scrambled to the scene.

Fortunately, whilst the lifeboat was en route the two had decided to return to shore, and as the lifeboat was launching to assist them the pair managed to wade to safety just in time across the swiftly deepening and widening North Deep channel, to be met by coastguards.

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For further info please contact Alan Sharp, RNLI Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01492 543315.

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