Llandudno RNLI volunteers rescue lamb

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew rescued the lamb from an almost inaccessible beach at the foot of cliffs on Monday night.

The volunteer lifeboat crew were carrying out a routine training exercise near the foot of the Little Orme cliffs when they found the lamb. The animal could be seen on a small area of beach in a position which could only be reached on shore at a very low tide, and even then only after a difficult scramble over slippery rocks. It was clear the animal was lame, and had no access to food or water.

Fortunately the crew were able to take the lamb into the lifeboat and bring it safely ashore by the lifeboat station, apparently none the worse for its experience.

An RNLI spokesman said later "This was a different sort of 'casualty evacuation' for our crew to deal with, but we were only too happy to help the animal concerned."

For further information please call the RNLI Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 01492 543315, or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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