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first shout for RNLI Barmouth crew member to danger in estuary

Lifeboats News Release

On Thursday 24 June 2021, inshore lifeboat (ILB) Craig Steadman was tasked by HM Coastguard to assist two people seen walking on the sandbanks in the estuary.

RNLI/Sarah Radford

Kane Triggs (centre) returning from his first shout with crew members Daryl James and Dan Cartwright

In good visibility and on slight seas, ILB Craig Steadman and her volunteer crew launched at 6pm into Barmouth harbour to make their way to assist and ensure the safety of two adults seen walking across the sandbanks in the Mawddach Estuary from The Clockhouse to The Mawddach Crescent on a flood tide.

En route to the scene, the ILB crew were stood down. After establishing all those crossing the estuary were safe, the crew made their way back to the boathouse, where ILB Craig Steadman was washed down and readied for service.

Congratulation to crew member Kane Triggs who attended his first shout this evening.

For more information please contact Sarah Radford Barmouth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07887 492210 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer – Wales and North West on 07771 941390 / 01745 585162

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