NIGHT TIME CALL FOR LLANDUDNO RNLI LIFEBOATS
HM Coastguard paged Llandudno Inshore Lifeboat this evening at 8:15 p.m. to request a shore line search for a young person believed to be missing in the Angel Bay area of Penrhyn Bay.
Conditions for launching were challenging given the force 5 north westerly breeze, surf and darkness but with the All-Weather Lifeboat being readied for launch in support, the Inshore Lifeboat proceeded. Whilst the lifeboat was still in the surf line in the process of clearing the beach at its launch site, the missing person was reported as found so both lifeboat and Coastguard units were stood down. The Inshore lifeboat was recovered quickly and safely by its crew and shore crew.
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.