Barmouth ILB launches to family stuck in mud
Barmouth Inshore Lifeboat (ILB), the Craig Steadman, was tasked at 6.39pm on Sunday 1st April 2018 to go to the aid of two persons reported to be stuck in the mud in Barmouth harbour
The volunteer crew launched the ILB at 6.45pm and were at the scene within a few minutes where they found the casualties, a father carrying a small baby, together with his young son who were stuck in thick mud up to their knees. As the crew arrived on scene, Johnny Johnson, a local fisherman, managed to free them and helped the family into his dinghy.
The casualties were transferred to the Inshore Lifeboat and taken to the pontoon alongside the harbour wall. When they were assured that the young family were safe and no medical intervention was required, the volunteer crew returned to the station at 7.00 pm and the boat was washed down and made ready for service by 7.30pm.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.