Flint lifeboat assist boat adrift

Lifeboats News Release

HM Coastguard requested the assistance of Flint RNLI when a vessel was spotted drifting in the Mostyn area of the River Dee with a fishing rod hanging from its bow.

Flint lifeboat volunteers were informed of the situation at 10.30 am, the lifeboat was taken by road to Greenfield where it was launched, following a search downriver, the lifeboat located the casualty at 11.25 am.

The lifeboat commenced towing the unoccupied vessel toward Mostyn, another vessel came alongside with the owner of the drifting boat, the owner informed the lifeboat crew that the boat had broken away from its mooring, the lifeboat made the vessel safe on its mooring at Mostyn, before being recovered at Greenfield.

The lifeboat returned to Flint by road, and was ready for service 1.45 pm.

Report from Richard Polden Flint RNLI volunteer press officer, telephone 01352711185 or 07496770576

Notes to editors

  • Flint RNLI lifeboat station was established 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint

Flint lifeboat as at 31st December 2016 has launched 678 times, saved 97 lives, and

Rescued a further 225 people

  • Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew responded to 14 calls and saved 1 life in 2016
  • Flint lifeboat has responded to 10 incidents and saved 1 life in 2017.
  • Potential lifeboat crew and fundraising volunteers, contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247


RNLI media contacts

Richard Polden, Flint RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 01352711185 or 07496770596 or Danielle Rush, RNLI Media Relations Manager in Wales on 01745585162 or 07786668829 or RNLI Press Office 01202336789.

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