Criccieth Lifeboat launches following reports of four teenagers in difficulties
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.
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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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.