LLANDUDNO RNLI LAUNCHES BOTH BOATS TO YACHT IN DIFFICULTY
Both of Llandudno's lifeboats were called out late this afternoon (Sunday 30/09) following reports that a 24ft yacht was in difficulty off Rhos-on-Sea.
Llandudno's Inshore Lifeboat 'Dr Barbara Saunderson' which went to the scene by road and launched from the shelter of the harbour, was able to ensure the safety of the owner, check that the boat was not taking in water and move it to its mooring. From initial reports, the exact position of the casualty was not known so Llandudno's all-weather lifeboat 'William F Yates' was launched from Llandudno simultaneously and proceeded to the scene at full speed. In the event, the all-weather boat stood by until the inshore lifeboat had secured the casualty.
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.