Fishguard RNLI tasked to conduct coastline search for missing person.
On Wednesday 17 June both Fishguard lifeboats launched to carry out a coastline search for a person reportedly missing. Both the Police and H.M.Coastguard teams were also involved ashore.
The two lifeboats, with full volunteer crews, launched at 10.00pm into thick sea fog but calm water conditions. Their search commenced at Aber Bach, near Dinas Cross, and as the lifeboats and crews moved slowly towards Pwllgwaelod the casualty was seen on the shoreline. The inshore lifeboat crew transferred the casualty into the their lifeboat and proceeded the short distance to Pwllgwaelod beach to be met by the landside agencies who then took over responsibility for the casualty. Both lifeboats then returned to base arriving at 1130pm.
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.