LLANDUDNO RNLI LAUNCH BOTH LIFEBOATS TO MISSING JET SKIS

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats launched on service yesterday afternoon (16/09) to a report of 2 missing jet skis 2 miles north of Raynes Jetty in Llanddulas.

All-weather lifeboat 'William F Yates' ready for launch

RNLI

All-weather lifeboat 'William F Yates' ready for launch

At 3.31 p.m. Llandudno Lifeboat were paged by Holyhead coastgaurd to launch both boats immediately. The two boats proceeded to a position off Llanddulas and began to search the area. Coastgaurd helicopter Rescue 936, Llandudno and Rhyl coastgaurd rescue teams were also tasked.

While the area was being searched, Llandudno coastgaurd were able to ascertain that the two casualties had managed to get ashore and were in the care of the ambulance service. At this point all units were stood down.

Due to this service call, the scheduled training exercise tonight has been cancelled.

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