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Llandudno RNLI crew bring jet skiers to safety

Lifeboats News Release

Two jet skiers were brought to safety this afternoon (21 May) by Llandudno RNLI's inshore lifeboat after the duo's jet ski suffered mechanical failure half a mile off Great Orme's Head.

The machine, with a man and a youth on board, had started out earlier from Porth Eirias at Colwyn Bay. When the craft broke down it was taken in tow by a fellow-rider on a second jet ski.

As the Good Samaritan was unable to take the stricken craft back to Porth Eirias due to his machine's fuel constraints, assistance was requested by radio from Holyhead Coastguard.

As a result the lifeboat launched from Llandudno's west shore shortly after 3.30pm and, after local Coastguard Rescue Team members on the Orme had confirmed the crafts' position, rendezvoused with the two machines.

The broken-down ski was quickly taken in tow, and with its riders was landed shortly afterwards at Llandudno Sailing Club slipway, the jet skiers unharmed by their experience.

Notes to editors:

For further info please contact Alan Sharp, RNLI Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01492 543315.

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