Llandudno RNLI launch to investigate upturned kayak

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI volunteers of Llandudno were tasked at 5.49 pm on Saturday by the HM Holyhead Coastguard. They were requested to launch and proceed to Porth Eirias in Colwyn Bay.

RNLI/Llandudno

The crew of the inshore lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson were required to urgently investigate an upturned kayak which had been seen drifting off shore by members of the public.

Whilst the inshore lifeboat was making its way past Rhos on Sea, it was reported that Llandudno Coastguard who were in attendance had accounted for two people who had capsized from the kayak and had eventually made their way safely to shore.

The ILB continued to Porth Eirias to locate the abandoned kayak and return it to the slipway.

A Llandudno RNLI spokesperson advised, 'If in the unfortunate event of a person becoming separated from a kayak or other leisure craft, we would always recommend informing HM Coastguard to avoid the potential of additional emergency calls being made by the public.'

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