Lifeboats News Release

Both Llandudno RNLI lifeboats launched shortly after 2230 hrs on Tuesday evening, 24 July to join Llandudno Coastguards in a search for a sea angler whose unattended fishing rod, set up for use had been discovered at Penrhyn Bay's north breakwater.

RNLI/Callum Robinson

Shortly after the lifeboat crews had commenced a painstaking search of the local shoreline and inshore waters the angler concerned was discovered at a local house, to which he had returned to attend to some urgent business.

The search operation was at once called off, allowing the two lifeboats to return to station, with the original report being classed as a false alarm raised with good intent.

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