Lifeboat Launched during Barmouth RNLI Dog show
Barmouth RNLI’s popular Dog Show proved to be a crowd-puller again this year, on a hot and sunny 24 June 2018.
From 1.30 pm owners arrived at the Lifeboat Station to enter their dogs of all sizes and in a variety of classes. Winners and runners up of each category received a certificate and rosette and the event was very ably adjudicated by Alice Whittle from Williams’ Veterinary practice, with certificates presented by Deputy Mayor of Barmouth, Phil Hill.
There was further excitement for everyone when the pagers sounded just after 2.00 pm and Barmouth Inshore Lifeboat the Craig Steadman was quickly launched after reports were received that a young girl with a bodyboard was missing near Barmouth Bay Caravan Park. Fortunately she was soon found safe and well by her anxious father and the boat returned to station by 2.25pm.
The dogs taking part, however, were not at all perturbed by the extra activity and behaved impeccably all afternoon. It was a great turnout and a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
‘Best in Show’ was awarded to Storm brought along by Issy Downing from Bangor who also won Best Dog with child.
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.