Cricceth's RNLI Lifeboats respond to multiple incidents over the Bank Holiday
Both of Criccieth's RNLI Lifeboats were called into action during the Bank Holiday (August 26th, 2019), responding to three separate incidents during two launches.
The day's first call came at 1.10pm following reports of several walkers stranded on a sandbank near Morfa Bychan by an incoming tide. On arrival, the Station's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat,
Doris Joan, took a total of 5 people aboard from the sandbank. Prior to relaying the walkers back ashore at Black Rock Sands, the Lifeboat came across an inflatable dinghy that was also in difficulty.
To ensure the safety of the two occupants in the inflatable dinghy, a Crewmember was placed aboard before the Lifeboat returned and took them to safety too.
The day's second call was received at 4pm, again following reports of 5 people caught-out by the tide. On this occasion the Station's Arancia inshore rescue boat, Margaret a Nantw, was despatched near to Portmeirion along with UK Coastguards Rescue 936 helicopter. However, on arrival their services were not required as all 5 persons were able to return ashore without assistance.
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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.