Llandudno inshore lifeboat responds to emergency call for a capsized kayak

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat launched in response to an emergency call from a concerned member of the public who had seen a capsized kayak close to the Little Orme.


Llandudno D Class inshore lifeboat on scene
The D Class lifeboat Dr. Barbara Saunderson launched shortly after a tasking alert from Holyhead HM Coastguard at 6.23pm on Sunday afternoon to search and locate two casualties who had been fishing from a kayak offshore.

The inshore lifeboat with three volunteer crew members commenced a search close to the shore from Craig y Don around to the base of the Little Orme’s head. After a period of searching the crew were relieved to find the two people who had been able to be reunited with their kayak.

Lifeboat Helm Bert Williams explained: ‘we were able to escort the kayakers slowly back to the safety of the beach at Craig y Don, however one of the casualties had become extremely fatigued and so we transferred him to our lifeboat to complete the return to shore.’


Llandudno ILB on service 6th June 2021


Safe return to shore

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