RNLI lifeboats from Borth and Aberystwyth rescue three people cut-off by tide

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI lifeboats from Borth and Aberystwyth were tasked at around 6pm on Tuesday 29 December to reports of three people cut-off by the tide under Constitution Hill near Aberystwyth.

HM Coastguard tasked the Aberystwyth lifeboat to the area to support with the Coastguard Rescue Teams from Aberystwyth and Borth. Upon arrival it was decided that the conditions and darkness were such that assistance was requested from the Borth D-Class lifeboat and a Coastguard helicopter.

HM Coastguard obtained assistance from the Irish Coastguard who dispatched Rescue 116 from Dublin to assist.

Once on scene, the Borth lifeboat swiftly landed on the beach and evacuated the three casualties, two men and a boy. The casualties were then transferred to Aberystwyth RNLI lifeboat for transfer back to Aberystwyth, where they were handed over to a waiting ambulance to be checked over.

Irish Coastguard helicopter, Rescue 116, was stood down once the rescue was completed and returned to Dublin.

Once the casualties had been safely transferred to the Aberystwyth lifeboat the Borth inshore lifeboat returned to station.

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