Conwy and Llandudno Lifeboats go to the aid of a stricken speedboat
On Saturday afternoon Conwy’s volunteer, inshore lifeboat (ILB) crew, aboard the The May-Bob, were tasked by Holyhead Coastguard.
The volunteer crew were required to go to the assistance of a 22ft speedboat which had suffered engine failure and was anchored approx. 3 miles North West of Penmaenmawr.
Due to deteriorating weather conditions, Conwy’s inshore lifeboat requested support from Llandudno’s all-weather lifeboat, William F Yates. The family, who were cold and wet, were transferred from their vessel onto the all-weather lifeboat to warm up.
After securing a towline the Conwy ILB proceeded up-channel into the River Conwy to place the boat on a safe mooring. The Llandudno crew also proceeded to Conwy to place the unharmed casualties into the care of the Coastguard Rescue Service.
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For more information please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.
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