Barmouth ALB launches to reports of a surfer in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

On Monday 1 February 2021, All Weather Lifeboat, (ALB) Ella Larsen, launched to a report of a surfer in difficulty

ALB Ella Larsen pushing in

RNLI/Jackie Thomas

ALB Ela Larsen pushing in

At 1.23pm the first pagers of the year sounded as ALB Ella Larsen was tasked by HMCoastguard to the report of a surfer in difficulty spotted off the Tywyn coast.

In good visibility and slight seas and as Ella Larsen and her volunteer crew were pushing into the surf reports over the radio, from the coastguard, were that the surfer had made his way to the shore and the crew were stood down.

A false alarm with good intent.

ALB Ella Larsen and her volunteer crew returned to the boathouse where she was washed down and readied for service by 2pm.

We’d like to congratulate new RNLI volunteer Kane Triggs on his first shout since joining the shore crew.

For more information, please contact Sarah Radford Barmouth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07887 492210 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer – Wales and North West on 07771 941390 / 01745 585162

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally, the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices

Kane Triggs on his first shouts shore crew

RNLI/Jackie Thomas

Kane Triggs on his first shout as shore crew

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