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Llandudno RNLI lifeboat crew treated to dolphin escort on return from exercise

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno’s RNLI volunteer Crew aboard the all-weather lifeboat had the perfect end to their training exercise when they witnessed and filmed a pod of dolphins swimming in the bay off Llandudno.

In perfect weather, with dusk approaching, the dolphins followed the boat home as it approached the beach for recovery. Volunteer crew member Luke Heritage explained,

'We do from time to time enjoy sightings of one or two dolphins but to witness as many as the crew did last night is just amazing.'

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