Llandudno lifeboat goes to the aid of a family stranded by the incoming tide
Holyhead Coastguard alerted the Llandudno Lifeboat at 12 pm on Bank Holiday Monday 22nd April requesting them to launch and search the area in the vicinity of Llandudno Pier for a family of five reported to be stranded on the rocks by the incoming tide.
Llandudno’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson made way as quickly as possible to the scene of the emergency and proceeded to evacuate the casualties from the rocks and rising water. Volunteer Lifeboat Helm Luke Heritage explained 'a member of the crew had to go ashore to assist the family to make a safe transfer to the inshore lifeboat, we were then required to make two journeys to the old slipway nearby to handover the casualties to the Llandudno Coastguard Team.'
Captain Marcus Elliott, Llandudno Lifeboat Volunteer Operations Manager added:
'Thinking of local dangers, I would reiterate the need for everyone, whether local or not, to check tide times if they are planning to walk around the area’s beaches, particularly those at the resort’s west shore where being cut off by the tide is a common cause of lifeboat call outs.'
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