Llandudno lifeboat in joint search operation in Llandudno Bay
Holyhead Coastguard alerted Llandudno Lifeboat at 7:27pm on Friday 2 November following an emergency call requesting them to launch and search the coastline in the vicinity of Llandudno Pier for a reported missing person.
Llandudno’s RNLI inshore lifeboat ‘Dr Barbara Saunderson’ with her volunteer crew launched at 7:33pm to assist in a search involving North Wales Police and the Llandudno Coastguard Rescue Team. Additionally, the Rhyl and Bangor Coastguard Rescue Teams were also paged to assist. Shortly after the start of the search the person was found by police officers in a safe location. The inshore lifeboat and other rescue teams were therefore immediately stood down.
The inshore lifeboat with her volunteer crew returned safely to the Lifeboat Station to be recovered at 8:01pm and made ready for service. again at 8:13pm.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.
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.