New Quay RNLI lifeboats tasked in multi-agency search for missing person
On Saturday morning, 23 January, both New Quay RNLI lifeboats were tasked in a multi-agency search for a missing person in the New Quay area. RNLI volunteers assisted Dyfed Powys Police and Coastguard land units to search the coastline.
New Quay RNLI Helm, Huw Williams said, “We launched the inshore lifeboat at 11.40 with the all-weather lifeboat on standby. We searched the coastline north to Cei Bach and then we were requested to carry out a shoreline search south to Ynys Lochtyn. Due to the poor weather conditions, a force 5 north westerly wind with large breaking seas, the all-weather lifeboat launched to assist.”
Roger Couch, Lifeboat Operations Manager added, “Both lifeboats undertook shoreline searches and were the eyes and ears at sea for the police helicopter and land units. The all-weather lifeboat also acted as a communications platform for the inshore lifeboat and they were able to keep in touch with the incident office at the Coastguard unit in New Quay. We were stood down at 13.30 and on returning to station the good news came that the person had been found safe and well. A great example of a multi-agency work.”
RNLI media contact
For more information contact Kate Williams, New Quay Lifeboat Press Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07786 550054. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390.
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.