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Evening Shout for Holyhead RNLI lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

A late evening report of people stranded on sandbanks led to the launch of the Holyhead RNLI inshore lifeboat on Tuesday night (16 May).

Holyhead inshore lifeboat launching on Tuesday night

RNLI/Vicki Owens

Holyhead inshore lifeboat launching on Tuesday night.

The call from the UK Coastguard came just after 10pm after reports of two people in difficulties on sandbanks at the cob area of Valley.

The inshore lifeboat was swiftly launched, and the volunteer crew made their way to the scene, along with the Coastguard Rescue Team who were also called.

During a thorough search, contact was made with local fishermen, who confirmed they had seen the people in question making their way to safety.

Satisfied that no one was in danger, the crew made their way back to Holyhead lifeboat station, returning at 11.30pm, where the lifeboat was prepared for service.

Notes to editors:

The attached picture shows Holyhead RNLI inshore lifeboat launching in darkness. Credit RNLI/Holyhead.

For more information please contact Vicki Owens, Holyhead RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07531 681409 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on

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