Abersoch lifeboat launch for report of overdue boat
Abersoch Lifeboat launched at 10:15pm on 17 May 2019 following a report of a small inflatable which was reported as overdue.
Abersoch lifeboat launched at 10:15pm on 17 May 2019 following a report of a small inflatable which was reported as overdue. The lifeboat located the boat in Aberdaron bay, the occupant was safe and well, and the lifeboat returned to station.
The Abersoch Lifeboat volunteers scrambled following a pager call at 10.05pm, with the lifeboat launching within 10 minutes of the call. The small inflatable was located in Aberdaron Bay at anchor.
The occupant was fishing and was safe and well. The crew were satisfied that no assistance was required and was pleased to note that the individual had all necessary safety equipment.
The lifeboat returned to station at 11.45pm and was refuelled ready for service.
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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.