Rhyl RNLI volunteers launch to kite surfer

Lifeboats News Release

The inshore lifeboat crew were paged at 2.30 on Saturday 13 March after the UK Coastguard at Holyhead received a 999 call to say a kite surfer appeared to be in danger off Splash Point, Rhyl.

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Track of Rhyl inshore RNLI lifeboat

The inshore lifeboat was launched within four minutes as some crew were already at the station after an exercise that morning. The crew launched and proceeded to the location, to find the kite surfer had returned safely to the beach, but had become detached from their board. Once local coastguard volunteers were on scene with the casualty, the lifeboat crew then returned to sea, and carried out a quick search for the missing board. Due to the large heavy surf near the beach, they were not able to do a comprehensive search. The coastguards were informed the board was still missing, but all were safe, and so the lifeboat returned to station at 3.10pm.

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