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.
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