New Quay RNLI lifeboats launch to report of upturned hull
Both New Quay RNLI lifeboats launched at 12.30pm on Tuesday 10 September following a report of an upturned hull and possible persons in the water.
The all-weather Mersey class and D-class lifeboats were tasked after the Coastguard received a call from a walker on the coastal path who had sighted an upturned boat off Castell Bach, between New Quay and Cwmtydu.
The inshore lifeboat was first on scene and found a vessel at the reported range and bearing from Castell Bach. The crew confirmed that the two occupants were safe and well and, having liaised with the Coastguard and first informant, it was concluded that it was a false alarm with good intent. Both lifeboats were then stood down and returned to station.
Roger Couch, New Quay RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager said, “Whilst this turned out to be a false alarm, do not hesitate to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard if you see anyone in trouble at sea on the coast.”
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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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.