Barmouth ILB launches to people cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

On Monday 31 August 2020, inshore lifeboat, (ILB) Craig Steadman was tasked by HM Coastguard to launch to reports of a number of people cut off by the tide on the sandbank opposite the RNLI boatbouse.

Volunteer crew members Dan Cartwright and Rob Williams return from the call out

RNLI/Sarah Radford

Volunteer crew members Dan Cartwright and Rob Williams return from the call out

In good visibility and calm seas, ILB Craig Steadman and her volunteer crew, launched at 4.30pm directly out into Cardigan bay. The members of the public, under the guidance from the crew made their way back to the shore.

Coxswain Rob Williams said; “safety advice was offered to approximately 30 members of the public, some heading out to ‘the perch’ on an incoming tide”

ILB Craig Steadman and her crew returned to Barmouth RNLI station and was refuelled and deep cleaned, ready for service at 5.25pm.

For more information please contact Sarah Radford Barmouth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07887 492210 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer – Wales and North West on 07771 941390 / 01745 585162

Quickly into their dry suits

RNLI/Sarah Radford

Quickly into their dry suits

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