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Borth RNLI Lifeboat Station volunteers have had a busy week

Lifeboats News Release

The Borth RNLI Lifeboat Volunteers have been called upon three times in the last week.

Teenagers in inflatable

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Teenagers in inflatable

Firstly, on Monday 7 July at 4pm the HM Coastguard Borth, the Borth RNLI Beach Lifeguards and the Borth lifeboat were called out to help a young boy who was trapped by the sea on the wrong side of the rock groynes. His mother was able to assist him to safety before any of the rescue units arrived on scene, so the lifeboat and lifeguards were stood down.

Second, on Friday 13 July at 8:30 pm the lifeboat was asked to assist HM Coastguard Borth in aiding a man in a Campervan at Ynyslas. The incoming tide had surrounded the van with the occupant still inside. By the time the lifeboat arrived the occupant had made his way to safety. The lifeboat crew tried but were unable to move the van, so as no life was in danger the van was left until the tide receded.

Third, on Tuesday 17 July at 10 pm the lifeboat was launched to a report of a person cut off on the north reef. The crew found a local man on a paddle board who confirmed that he had been fishing on the reef shortly before and had seen no one else on the reef at the time. The crew informed Milford Haven CG who confirmed that the first informant had rang back to say the person they saw was on his way back to shore. The lifeboat carried out a quick search of the area as a precaution and then returned to station.

We would like to thank the people who were good enough to ring '999 Coastguard' to report people that they believed were in difficulties, it's always best to be safe than sorry. We would also like to thank all of our RNLI volunteers and the members of Borth Coastguard Rescue Team that worked with us this week for giving up their time to help people.

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