Lifeboat crew rescues four in dinghy
Two men and two boys were brought to safety by Llandudno lifeboat crew on Saturday morning after the foursome's 10-foot sailing dinghy got into difficulties off Penrhyn Bay.
The group made a 999 mobile call to Holyhead Coastguard after finding they were unable to make headway; they had lowered their sail, and having lost their oars were drifting seawards in the direction of the offshore wind farms.
Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat had, co-incidentally been launching for a planned exercise to Colwyn Bay; it was at once diverted to help the dinghy and within a few minutes had reached the stricken craft. The dinghy was taken in tow to the safety of Rhos-on-Sea, its occupants unharmed despite their alarming experience.
Picture attached: Brought to safety - the lifeboat brings dinghy and occupants into Rhos-on-Sea slipway.
Please credit: Ralph Hughes / RNLI.
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For more information contact Alan Sharp, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 01492 543315.
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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.