Cardigan RNLI called out to help two surfers in difficulty.
Cardigan RNLI volunteers were called out at 5:15pm today (3 November) following a report that two surfers were in difficulty near rocks at the base of the cliffs near the Cliff Hotel, Cardigan.
Whilst searching the area shouts were heard by the volunteer crew onboard the in-shore lifeboat between Cei Bach and Caemaes Head, the search was then focused in this area and an 18 year-old male surfer was successfully rescued from the sea.
The RNLI would always advise surfers to check the local forecast for wind, tide and swell before going out. Even experienced surfers can get into difficulty very quickly during bad weather conditions.
Key facts about the RNLI
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.