Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat assist UK Coastguard in night time search

Lifeboats News Release

Porthdinllaen RNLI's all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 2.15am on Sunday morning (30 April) by UK Coastguard based at Holyhead to assist in a headland search.

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A search of the local coastline had already been conducted by the local Coastguard team at Porthdinllaen and officers from North Wales Police without any sighting of the casualty.

The search came after reports were received by UK Coastguard from a concerned member of the public saying that they had witnessed a person fall of the edge of the cliffs on the West side of Porthdinllaen Point.

Porthdinllaen RNLI's Tamar Class Lifeboat John D Spicer and her crew of volunteers were on the scene within minutes and immediately began a search around Porthdinllaen Point. Within an hour of beginning the search, Porthdinllaen Lifeboat was stood down from her duties as the missing person had been located by North Wales Police and Porthdinllaen Coastguard near the headland at Porthdinllaen, totally unaware that the rescue services were searching for him.

The lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 3.30am.

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For more information please contact Dylan Thomas, Portdinllaen RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07747 600019 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk

Porthdinllaen RNLI Lifeboat at speed

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Porthdinllaen RNLI Lifeboat at speed

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