Criccieth RNLI Lifeboats launch following report of stranded walkers
At 12.00pm on January 2nd, 2020 volunteer Crewmembers from Circcieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station launched both Lifeboats following reports of three persons cut-off by an incoming tide near Borth y Gest.
Once launched, both Lifeboats joined the local HM Coastguard team in conducting a thorough search of the area. As the Lifeboats searched, onshore Crewmembers questioned walkers and people in local cafes to see if further information could be gathered. As the search continued and more information became apparent, it was confirmed that all three persons were safely ashore and that the call was a false-alarm with good intent.
Both Lifeboats were stood-down and returned to Station.
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Key facts about the RNLI
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.