Llandudno lifeboat goes to the aid of a stricken vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno’s all-weather lifeboat William F Yates was called out by Holyhead Coastguard and launched at 1:50pm yesterday (Thursday 21 February) to go to the assistance of a 20ft sail boat which had suffered engine failure and was drifting off Pemaenbach Headland.

The William F Yates with her volunteer crew soon reached the stricken craft and after securing a towline took it up-channel into the River Conwy to place the boat on a safe mooring, its occupants unharmed.

The lifeboat then returned to the Llandudno Lifeboat Station for it’s beach recovery at 3:55pm.

Notes to editors

Attached is a video of the William F Yates returning to station after the rescue. Credit: Jonathan Coe.

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For more information please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.

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