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Porthdinllaen Lifeboat assist in the rescue of Kayaker

Lifeboats News Release

Porthdinllaen Lifeboat was tasked to assist in the search for a missing kayaker near Gyrn Goch.

Porthdinllaen Lifeboat at sea

Nicholas Leach

Porthdinllaen Lifeboat at sea

Porthdinllaen`s crew were alerted at 5.55 PM on Sunday evening to launch immediately to search for a kayaker near Gyrn Goch. The Coastguard Rescue helicopter at her nearby base at Dinas Dinlle was also scrambled and located the kayaker approximately half a mile out to sea, their winch man was deployed and winch the casualty on board with Porthdinllaen`s Tamar Class Lifeboat retrieving the kayak on board.

The lifeboat returned to its station and was refuelled and ready for service by 7:10 PM.


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