Early morning call for Rhyl RNLI crews
Rhyl's volunteer lifeboat crew were called out early this morning (15 June) after reports of two people entering the water off Robin Hood caravan park.
The Rhyl inshore lifeboat was requested to launch by the UK Coastguard at Holyhead this morning at 4:10am after a 999 call was made by someone saying they were concerned for the safety of their two friends who were going for a swim in the sea.
Rhyl's inshore lifeboat was launched at 4:20am and along with HM Coastguard Rescue teams from Rhyl and Flint conducted a search along the shore from splash point, Rhyl to the Ffrith in Prestatyn. After around 45 minuets of searching the Holyhead Coastguard found from the first informant that the persons in question had made it back to their caravan.
All units were stood down and returned to station.
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.