Conwy RNLI assists young teenager stuck in the mud

Lifeboats News Release

Conwy RNLI lifeboat crew pagers were activated by UK Coastguard this evening (Friday 13th April) shortly at 7.37pm to request assistance with reports that a teenager was stuck in the mud nearby the Quay wall.

The RNLI lifeboat The May-Bob was placed on the slipway on standby in case of the need to launch owing to the fast incoming tide, as the volunteer crew got kitted up.

The volunteer crew of three made best speed on foot, to the end of the Quay where the casualty was located. When they arrived, they were able to liaise with the on scene member of the UK Coastguard Rescue Team and were able to quickly but safely recover the casualty to the safety of the Quay.

After ascertaining that the casualty was the only person stuck, he was reunited with his family and all teams were stood down.

The lifeboat was rehoused and the volunteer crews cleaned up and headed home by 8.30pm.

Video footage of the rescue can be found on the Video Library.

Notes to editors

RNLI media contacts

  • Danny-Lee Davies, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07999321639
  • Alan Flood, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07871505513
  • Danielle Rush, Divisional Media Relations Manager (Wales and West) on 07786 668829 or 01745 585162.
  • Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.
Overview picture of member of public being assisted from the mud via ladder onto a moored boat near the quay wall.


Member of public stuck in the mud

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