Conwy and Llandudno Lifeboats go to the aid of a stricken speedboat

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday afternoon Conwy’s volunteer, inshore lifeboat (ILB) crew, aboard the The May-Bob, were tasked by Holyhead Coastguard.

Conwy and Llandudno volunteer crews assist a family in their motorboat


Conwy and Llandudno volunteer crews assist a family in their motorboat

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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