Llandudno lifeboat launches to rescue windsurfer

Lifeboats News Release

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.


Llandudno ILB making way around the Little Orme on the 16th June in the gathering fog.

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 [email protected]

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