Llandudno RNLI in joint operation for Little Orme Cliff Rescue
Holyhead Coastguard alerted the Llandudno Lifeboat at 9.31pm on Tuesday 20 July requesting them to launch and proceed to the western end of the Little Orme to locate two people reported to be stranded on the cliffs 150 feet above the shoreline.
Llandudno’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson made way as quickly as possible to locate the casualties and report their position to the other emergency services. Over the next hour and a half, teams from Llandudno Coastguard, North Wales Police, Ogwen Mountain Rescue and Penmon Cliff Rescue endeavoured to return the casualties to safety.
The operation was also joined by the UK Helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) which was able to play a significant role in bringing the rescue to a safe conclusion.
Alun Pari Huws, Duty Launching Authority, said 'Llandudno Lifeboat Station crew were pleased to be able to provide afloat safety support with the inshore lifeboat whilst this multi-agency rescue was carried out together with visual information from both the lifeboat and the boathouse on the location of the casualties - a good example of teamwork.'
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.