Second launch of the day for Barmouth Inshore Lifeboat
In response to a request from UK Coastguard, Barmouth Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) launched for the second time on Wednesday 21 June 2017.
A report had been received from a member of the public that the occupants of an inflatable dinghy appeared to be in trouble. The dinghy, with two persons on board waving their arms to attract attention, was being blown offshore by the easterly wind.
The crew were paged at 1.44 pm and were with the boat, about 500 yards offshore, in a couple of minutes. The vessel and its occupants were soon safely returned to the shore and the boat returned to station at 1.58 pm.
Key facts about the RNLI
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.