Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat saves two walkers stranded by an incoming tide

Lifeboats News Release

At 11.00am on Wednesday the 30th of June 2021, volunteer Crewmembers from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station launched to save two walkers and their dogs who’d become stranded by an incoming tide at a notorious blackspot on the North Bank at Black Rock Sands.

Criccieth’s inshore rescue boat

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Criccieth’s inshore rescue boat

The walkers had raised the alarm with HM Coastguard after realising that their route back ashore had become inundated by swift flowing seawater. The Station deployed its inshore rescue boat, Margaret a Nantw, to be launched from her carriage in Porthmadog harbour as this would enable a swifter passage to the casualties location.

Once on-scene and confident that neither the walkers or their two dogs required medical or veterinary attention, all were taken aboard the Lifeboat and transported ashore. The RNLI continues to issue safety advice requesting that anyone walking along intertidal areas, such as sandbanks, should always be aware of tide times and ensure that they have a safe means of returning to safety. If walkers find themselves in danger, they should call 999 immediately and not try to swim ashore.

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