Llandudno RNLI tasked to assist fisherman in need of help
Holyhead Coastguard alerted the Llandudno Lifeboat at 8.21pm on Monday 19 July requesting them to launch and proceed to a location approximately two nautical miles off the Little Orme for a fisherman reported to be in need of assistance.
Llandudno’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson made way as quickly as possible to the location and discovered the fisherman in a small boat had suffered a mechanical failure and was drifting offshore.
At the scene, the RNLI helm made the decision to transfer the fisherman to the inshore lifeboat as he had sustained a minor injury, he also assessed that a tow was necessary and therefore the small boat and the casualty were returned to the safety of Rhos on Sea Harbour.
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.
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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.