Flint RNLI called to assist boat aground

Lifeboats News Release

UK Coastguard requested the launch of the RNLI Flint Lifeboat at 4.06pm yesterday (Tuesday 15 October) to a vessel run aground with three persons on aboard.

RNLI/Aby Norwood

Flint RNLI D class inshore lifeboat

The volunteer crew launched the D class inshore lifeboat Lady Barbara at Greenfield slipway at 4.20pm with a crew of three and made best speed towards the casualty vessel.

Arriving on scene 15 minutes after launch, a crew member walked to the three casualties to assess their condition. With the casualties in good health, it was decided to recover the casualties to the lifeboat and await the arrival of Hoylake Hovercraft to assist with bringing the casualties ashore due to loosing water. Flint Lifeboat made slow progress to Connah’s Quay for recovery.

Notes to editors 

Flint RNLI lifeboat station was established 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint 

  • Since 1966 Flint Lifeboat has launched over 700 times, saved 103 lives, and rescued a further 148 people.  

  • Flint lifeboat and its volunteers responded to 14 calls in 2018 

  • Potential lifeboat crew and fundraising volunteers, contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247 

    RNLI media contacts

    For more information contact Carly McCarthy and Aby Norwood Flint RNLI volunteer press officers, on Carly_McCarthy@rnli.org.uk or Aby_Norwood@rnli.org.uk. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer on 07771 941390 or RNLI Press Office 01202 336789. 

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