Conwy and Llandudno RNLI Lifeboats assist a 38-foot yacht aground.

Lifeboats News Release

Conwy RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 3:55pm by UK Coastguard, to reports of a 38ft yacht that had ran aground.

Panoramic picture of Llandudno bay showing Llandudno lifeboat launching.


Llandudno lifeboat launching on service.

The volunteer crew pagers were sounded and the RNLI lifeboat, The May-Bob launched with her three-volunteer crew.

After arriving on scene, the lifeboat did an assessment and the yacht was aground and not going anywhere until the next high tide.

The lifeboat safely took the casualties ashore, whilst the skipper waited for their boat to refloat on the sandbank.

Later at 8:30pm in a joint operation, Llandudno’s all-weather lifeboat William F Yates launched to assist Conwy in bringing within the safe confines of Conwy Harbour.

Following this service call, both lifeboats returned to their respective stations and were recovered, washed down and made ready for the next request

Call 999 in an emergency and ask for the Coastguard.

Notes to editors

Conwy lifeboat station has been operating since 1966.
To learn more, visit the Conwy Lifeboat Station webpage

RNLI media contacts

Alan Flood, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07871505513

Danny-Lee Davies, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07999321639

Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193.

Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email

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