Criccieth Lifeboat launches to broken-down speedboat

Lifeboats News Release

At 4.20pm on Thursday the 25th of July, 2019 volunteer Crewmembers from Criccieth's RNLI Lifeboat Station Launched following a report of a broken-down vessel near Black Rock Sands.

Criccieth Lifeboat

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Criccieth Lifeboat
Following initial reports of the stricken vessel being near Criccieth castle, a search by the Lifeboat pinpointed their location to near Black Rock Sands. The speedboat had launched earlier in the day from Pwllheli.

Once a tow had been established between the Lifeboat and the 22ft speedboat, it was towed back towards Pwllheli. Near Penychain point, the tow was handed over to Pwllheli Lifeboat Station’s inshore rescue boat.


For further information please contact Ifer Gwyn on 07554445316.
Criccieth Lifeboat handing the tow over to Pwllheli Lifeboat

RNLI/Ifer Gwyn

Criccieth Lifeboat handing the tow over to Pwllheli Lifeboat

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