Llandudno RNLI launched to submerged vehicle.
Volunteers from Llandudno RNLI lifeboat station launched for the fifth time this week today following reports of a submerged vehicle.
The crew were tasked at 6.32am by Holyhead Coastguard and requested to launch at Porth Eirias in Colwyn Bay.
The crew of the inshore lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson were required to urgently investigate the abandoned vehicle which had been found by the North Wales Police and was being submerged by the incoming tide. Travelling by road with members of the shore crew the inshore lifeboat was launched at the Porth Eirias slipway.
The ILB quickly covered the 200 metres to ensure there were no occupants in the vehicle. Andy Jones, Helm of the inshore lifeboat explained: 'We were quite concerned about not knowing what to expect, we conducted a very thorough check, thankfully no one was inside'.
Once this was established the lifeboat crew were able to stand down and return to the Lifeboat Station.
For more information please contact Jonathan Coe, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on: 07910 861193 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.