Llandudno Lifeboat volunteers called to rescue stranded family
HM Coastguard Holyhead alerted the Llandudno Lifeboat at 8.20pm on Thursday 12th August, requesting an immediate launch of the inshore lifeboat to evacuate a stranded person at the foot of cliffs at Angel Bay, Little Orme's Head who was unable to climb back up to level ground overlooking the bay.
Llandudno’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson with her volunteer crew proceeded to Angel Bay. Due to the state of the tide, the lifeboat then crept in under oars to find one adult and also their teenage daughter. They had slid down the steep sandy slope at the head of the bay by accident, both casualties were shaken but not hurt.
The Lifeboat Helm decided to evacuate the casualties and transport them to nearby Penrhyn Bay beach to hand them into the care of Llandudno Coastguard Team whose attendance had been requested.
A spokesperson for Llandudno RNLI said, this was a short but very well executed service in fading light, and our lifeboat with her volunteer crew returned safely to the Lifeboat Station to be recovered at 9.20pm.
For more information, please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.