Barmouth RNLI called out to drifting dinghy

Lifeboats News Release

Barmouth RNLI volunteers were paged by HM Coastguard at 7.09 am on Thursday 13 June when a report of a dinghy drifting in the harbour was received.

RNLI/Norma Stockford

Barmouth ILB the Craig Steadman

The Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) the Craig Steadman was launched at 7.14 and located an empty rubber dinghy with an outboard motor drifting out of the main channel on the ebb tide.

A thorough search of the area was performed to ensure that there was no-one in the water in the harbour area. The dinghy was then towed to the quayside and made safe on the pontoon. A further search of the area, including the old harbour, was carried out and it was established that there were no casualties in the water.

The ILB returned to the station at 8.00 am and was made ready for service at 8.20.

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