Llandudno lifeboat launches to rescue windsurfer
Holyhead Coastguard alerted the Llandudno Lifeboat at 3.20 pm on Wednesday 16 June requesting them to launch and proceed around the Little Orme to Penrhyn Bay to locate a windsurfer reported to need urgent assistance.
Whilst making their way to around the Little Orme, the HM Coastguard were able to establish that the windsurfer had managed to return safely to shore. The Llandudno inshore lifeboat with three volunteer crew members on board was therefore stood down by the Coastguard and returned to the Lifeboat Station.
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.