Llandudno inshore lifeboat launches at Rhos-on-Sea
Holyhead Coastguard tasked the Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat to launch at 1.31 pm today, this was following reports that an object had been seen floating in the water near to Rhos Point.
The inshore lifeboat Dr. Barbara Saunderson with her volunteer crew launched from the slipway at Rhos on Sea and a search began. However, once on the scene, it was soon established that the object was in fact an empty aluminium tender, it was quickly towed back to shore to be secured safely.
On return to the boathouse, a RNLI spokesperson reported that the tender had been accidently released by children playing in the harbour and had drifted out into the open water hence the call from the public.
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.