Llandudno inshore lifeboat launches at West Shore to help kite surfer
Llandudno inshore lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson launched late Sunday afternoon to assist a kite surfer who was reported to be in difficulty off the West Shore, Llandudno.
The crew of three including new volunteer Benjamin on his first service, were soon able to ascertain that the surfer was gradually making his way back to shore; the lifeboat remained on scene to observe until the surfer had made a safe return to the beach.
Lifeboat Operations Manager Captain Marcus, who was at the West Shore, explained:
'Due to the weather conditions and the fading light it was deemed appropriate to launch to ensure the kite surfer came to no harm. We are always willing to launch when it is thought a member of the public could be in potential risk of harm in the water.'
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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
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