second callout in as many days for Rhyl RNLI volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

The pagers were set off by the UK coastguard in Holyhead after a "Mayday" call on the radio.

track of lifeboat

RNLI/Paul Frost

Rhyl lifeboat track 4/3/17. Mayday call

Rhyl All-weather lifeboat crew launched at 4.07pm on Sunday 5 March, after Coastguards at Holyhead picked up the message on the radio via their aerial at Moel-Y-Parc mast. Flint lifeboat was on exercise by Mostyn at the time, and was tasked to search the River Dee estuary between Talacre and Flint. Rhyl lifeboat was requested to search from Prestatyn to Talacre about half a mile off shore. A slow-speed passage was undertaken by both lifeboats but nothing was found. After searching for over an hour, both boats were released to return to their station, the call being either malicious or a mistake. Rhyl lifeboat crew returned to station at 8pm.

The attached screen captures from show the tracks of both boats.

track of Flint lifeboat

RNLI/Paul Frost

Flint lifeboat tack 4/3/17. Mayday call

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