New Quay RNLI lifeboats launch to aid person cut off by the tide
At 4.55pm, on Wednesday 25 September, New Quay RNLI’s D-class inshore lifeboat, the Audrey LJ was tasked by the Coastguard to assist Aberyswyth lifeboat in Llanrhystud following reports of a person cut off by the tide.
The inshore lifeboat launched from New Quay in bad weather conditions so, shortly afterwards, the Mersey class all-weather lifeboat was launched to assist. When New Quay’s inshore lifeboat arrived in Llanrhystud, Aberystwyth lifeboat was already on scene but unable to reach the casualty.
Brett Stones, New Quay RNLI’s helm, said, “Arriving on scene we liaised with our colleagues from Aberystwyth and located the casualty sitting on the beach. We put one of the crew ashore to assess his condition and, after discussing his options, the casualty decided to remain on the beach and wait for low tide to walk back towards Llanrhystud. As no further assistance was required, we were stood down by the Coastguard and returned to station.”
Roger Couch, New Quay RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager added, “Due to the unfavourable weather conditions and daylight being lost, the all-weather lifeboat was launched to provide safety cover for the inshore lifeboat’s return journey. The all-weather lifeboat also ensured secure communication links between the lifeboats on scene and the Coastguard Rescue Team on the cliffs.”
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