Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat launches following reports of a wind surfboard adrift

Lifeboats News Release

At 10.00pm volunteer Crewmembers from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station launched to an adrift wind surfboard adrift near Haven Holiday Village, Pwllheli.

Criccieth Atlantic 85 Lifeboat

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Criccieth Atlantic 85 Lifeboat
Following the call, the Station launched their Atlantic 85 class Lifeboat, Doris Joan.

Once on scene, the Crew recovered the board and began a search of the area. However, as the search commenced HM Coastguard received a call from the board’s owner informing them that it had been lost earlier in the evening. With all information corroborated, the Lifeboat was stood-down. The Crew thanked the owner for reporting the loss to HM Coastguard.

For further information please contact Ifer Gwyn 07554445316
The recovered wind surfboard

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The recovered wind surfboard

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