Llandudno RNLI lifeboat goes to the aid of stranded angler
Holyhead Coastguard alerted the Llandudno lifeboat at 9.49pm on Monday 7 June requesting them to launch and proceed to Pigeon’s Cove on the Great Orme for an angler reported to be stranded and unable to make a safe exit.
Llandudno’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson made way as quickly as possible to the scene of the emergency and proceeded to evacuate the casualty from the shore as daylight was rapidly fading.
The lifeboat then returned to the old Llandudno slipway nearby to handover the casualty to the Llandudno Coastguard Team.
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.