Barmouth Lifeboat launches to person in difficulty in the water off Bennar beach
Barmouth RNLI D class inshore lifeboat (ILB) 'Craig Steadman' was paged on Thursday 25th July 2019 at 2.48pm to a report of a person in difficulty in the water off Bennar Beach, with other persons seen entering the water to assist who then found themselves in difficulty.
ILB Craig Steadman launched at 2.52pm in good weather and on calm seas. The volunteer crew of Bob Vaughan and Sam Dangerfield, helmed by Daryl James, made their way to Bennar Beach. On arrival at the scene they discovered that the persons had made their way to shore. The ILB and crew were stood down and returned to Barmouth at 3.20pm to be readied for service.
Helm Daryl James said: ‘We are really pleased that there was a positive outcome to this incident. People were vigilant and reported their concerns quickly through the correct channels’
The RNLI would like to take this opportunity to issue a reminder that if you see someone in the water, in distress, to phone 999 and ask for the Coastguard. Please do not enter the water in a bid to help as you may get into difficulties yourself.
For more information please contact Sarah Radford Barmouth Lifeboat Deputy Press Officers on 07887 492210 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer – Wales and North West on 07771 941390 / 01745 585162
Key facts about the RNLI
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally, the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
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.