Llandudno inshore lifeboat launches in response to emergency calls
Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat launched for the fourth time this week following reports of a person struggling in the water and in possible distress.
The D Class lifeboat Dr. Barbara Saunderson launched shortly after a tasking alert from HM Coastguard Holyhead at 10.25 p.m. Tuesday night. In the gathering darkness, the volunteer crew along with colleagues from the Llandudno Coastguard Team conducted a brief shoreline search before establishing the sighting was a paddle boarder returning to the beach and did not require assistance. The emergency services were therefore stood down.
Luke Heritage lifeboat Station Mechanic explained; ‘although this soon turned out to be a false alarm with good intent the crews still have to respond to all eventualities and be ready to launch to all emergency calls.’
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 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.