Llandudno RNLI in dawn search operation
Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat was called out at 6.15am on Sunday (19 March) to join Police and Coastguards in a wide spread search for a woman who had earlier been reported missing.
Launching shortly afterwards into near-gale conditions with heavy rain shower, the lifeboat crew commenced a detailed search of the cliffs, caves and shoreline around the Great Orme headland.
However, at 6.50am the missing person was found safe and well in a local hotel and the RNLI and other searching units were stood down.
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For more information please contact Alan Sharp, RNLI Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01492 543315.
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