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Flint RNLI in jet ski rescue

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI lifeboat volunteers were called into action after UK Coastguard received a Mayday call from a jet ski in the vicinity of Saltney Ferry footbridge on Monday (29 May).

Flint lifeboat towing broken down Jet Ski to safety

RNLI/Richard Polden

Flint lifeboat with Jet Ski in tow

Flint RNLI volunteer lifeboat was taken by road to Connah's Quay where it launched at 3.05pm. The casualty jet ski, which was partially afloat with one person on board, was located at 3.25pm with another jet ski standing by.

The person on the casualty jet ski was taken aboard the lifeboat and a tow line was attached to the jet ski. The lifeboat then returned to Connah's Quay, where the jet ski and its owner were safely landed.

The lifeboat returned to Flint and after a wash down and refuel was ready for service by 6pm.

Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Richard Polden, Flint RNLI volunteer lifeboat press officer, on 01352 711185 or 07496 770576

  • Flint RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint
  • Potential lifeboat volunteers should contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247

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