Abersoch RNLI launch with Porthdinllaen Lifeboat to search for overdue Rib.
Abersoch RNLI launched along with Porthdinllaen Lifeboat to search for overdue Rib.
After beautiful sunny weather through the weekend, the Abersoch Lifeboat crew were paged at 6:48pm on Sunday evening to a report of a 14ft RIB that had launched from Machros Beach, Abersoch at 10am that had not retuned and was overdue. The boat had left for Porthdinllaen.
Porthdinllaen lifeboat was also paged and located the vessel North of Bardsey. The occupants were well equipped, under their own power and making their way back towards Abersoch. Abersoch Lifeboat arrived on scene at 7:30pm and escorted the vessel back to Abersoch bay.
The lifeboat returned to station and was ready for service shortly after 9pm.
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.