Criccieth Lifeboat launches following reports of four teenagers in difficulties

Lifeboats News Release

At 7pm on the 19th of August 2018 volunteer crew members from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station were tasked following reports of four teenagers being swept offshore near Criccieth beach in inflatable dinghies.

Teenagers in inflatable

RNLI/Ifer Gwyn

Teenagers in inflatable
The group were afloat in a combination of two small inflatable dinghies and an inflatable rubber ring tethered together. Although they had a mobile phone, none had lifejackets and only had one set of oars between them. Onshore witnesses had contacted UK Coastguard as two of the teenagers were seen waving their arms at onlookers.

Criccieth’s inshore rescue boat, Margaret a Nantw, had quickly reached the marker buoy the group were holding onto, some 200 metres offshore. Although not in imminent danger, their lack of equipment clearly placed them in danger and they were asked to come ashore. The inshore rescue boat stood-by as they rowed ashore in fading light and an increasing swell.

Once ashore they were handed over to the care of Criccieth’s UK Coastguard team for some safety advice.

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For further information please contact Ifer Gwyn on 07554445316.

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