Barmouth and Criccieth RNLI Lifeboats assist charity jet-ski flotilla
At 10.30am on Saturday the 16th of June, 2018 volunteer crew members of Barmouth and Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat Stations were tasked to assist a flotilla of over 70- jet-skiers who had set-off from Black Rock Sands and were travelling to Aberdyfi.
The charity event, which saw jet-ski enthusiast from all parts of the UK join, had been affected by deteriorating weather conditions. As a precautionary measure, both lifeboats from Barmouth and Criccieth’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat were tasked to assist in providing a safe passage to the riders and maintain communications. Barmouth Lifeboats were already afloat after launching on excercise earlier that morning.
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.