Two shouts for the RNLI in Borth
On Sunday 24th June the RNLI volunteer lifeboat and RNLI Lifeguards were called to deal with two separate incidents in Borth Bay.
Whist returning to station after a training exercise the lifeboat crew spotted a speedboat with the engine cover off. The lifeboat approached the speedboat and asked the single occupant if he needed any assistance. The occupant advised that he had been in Borth bay but that his craft had developed engine trouble. He was confident that he could help himself but thought that given the distance it would be useful if the lifeboat could tow him back to Ynyslas ...Boatyard. The lifeboat took him in tow and took him to the River Leri. The crew were Simon H (Helm), Lee and Bean.
Having returned from the previous call the crew were just putting the lifeboat on the trailer when they were told by the RNLI Lifeguards on Borth Beach that there were a couple in the water who had fallen from a capsized Kayak. The lifeboat launched and by the time they arrived on scene two Rowing Boats, one from Trireme Ynys Mon Rowing Club and one from Clwb Rhwyfo Aberystwyth Rowing Club, that were taking part in the Borth Rowing Club Annual Rowing Regatta, had taken the casualties on board. The Rowing boats returned the casualties to the beach where they were met by the RNLI Lifeguards who ensured that they were unhurt. The lifeboat recovered the Kayak and returned to the beach. We would like to pass our thanks to the Rowing crews who acted decisively to aid a couple who were in trouble. The lifeboat crew were Lee (Helm), Simon H and Bean.
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.