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Porthdinllaen RNLI assist capsized dinghy

Lifeboats News Release

Porthdinllaen's all-weather Tamar class lifeboat, 'John D Spicer' was launched on Sunday to an incident near Porth Colmon.

Dinghy being towed to Porthcolmon

RNLI Porthdinllaen

Dinghy being towed to Porthcolmon

Initial reports had been received that two persons had been thrown into the water after their three metre outboard powered inflatable dinghy had capsized. The RNLI lifeboat was on scene within 15 minutes and immediately started searching for the missing persons. Shortly after, confirmation was received from the local Coastguard team that the two occupants of the boat had been located ashore safe and well.

The lifeboat then returned to the location of the dinghy which was by now too near the rocky shoreline for the lifeboat to get alongside of , therefore three crew members of the RNLI lifeboat team launched the lifeboat`s on-board Y Boat tender and towed the craft to Porth Colmon, where it was handed over to the care of the coastguard team.

After completing its duties, the lifeboat returned to station and was re-fuelled and ready for service by 1:20 PM

Lifeboat Crew retreiving Dinghy from rocky coastline

RNLI Porthdinllaen

Lifeboat Crew retreiving Dinghy from rocky coastline

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