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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