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Borth RNLI lifeboat rescues Two children on Paddleboard in Offshore winds

Lifeboats News Release

At 2:45 on Thursday afternoon, 21 April, Borth inshore lifeboat was tasked by HM Coastguard Milford Haven to reports of two children on a Paddleboard in Borth Bay.

The two children were struggling in an offshore wind and 3 separate members of the public heard their call for help and rang 999 and asked for The Coastguard.

The Borth RNLI volunteers were called out and the lifeboat launched and proceeded directly to the casualties position.

Upon arrival the two children were taken on board the lifeboat. It was found that the paddleboard was partially deflated, making it difficult for the children to make headway, and this too was taken on board.

The casualties were both very cold. They were taken directly back to the beach and reunited with their mother who was waiting for them.

A good outcome all-round, well done to our volunteers and also a big thanks to the members of the public for making the call.

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