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Conwy RNLI requested to immediately launch to person in the water

Lifeboats News Release

Conwy RNLI lifeboat crew pagers were activated by UK Coastguard today (Monday 29th May) shortly after 3pm amidst the ongoing activities of the Conwy Pirate Weekend, to request immediate launch of the lifeboat to reports of a person in the water in difficulty between the bridges.

Stock photo of D-765 under Conwy Castle

RNLI/Danielle Rush

The RNLI lifeboat The May-Bob launched with her crew of 3 minutes later. As the lifeboat came off the launching trailer, the UK Coastguard received reports that the casualty was out of the water and clinging on to a tree stump between the bridges. The lifeboat made the very short passage to the scene and could confirm that luckily the casualty had now managed to get to safety and was no longer in danger.

The condition of the casualty was checked and as a precaution, an ambulance was requested to assess the casualty further. Llandudno Coastguard Rescue Team, were also in attendance and gave safety advice to the casualty for activities near the water.

In this instance, the casualty was very lucky given the temperature of , and the speed of the outgoing tide. It also reiterates the RNLI’s ‘Respect the Water’ campaign, details of which can be found at http://www.respectthewater.com/ .

The lifeboat arrived back on station at 3.30pm, where she was recovered, refuelled and made ready for service.

Notes to editors

  • Conwy lifeboat station has been operating since 1966.
  • To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/conwy
  • conwy@rnli.org.uk

RNLI media contacts

  • Danny-Lee Davies, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07999321639
  • Alan Flood, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07871505513
  • Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer (Wales and West) on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162
  • Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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