Cardigan RNLI have very busy weekend with three callouts and open day

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers at Cardigan RNLI Lifeboat Station had a hectic three days with three call-outs in three days.

RNLI/Nicholas Leach

Stock photo of Cardigan RNLI's atlantic class inshore lifeboat

The volunteer lifeboat crew, along with colleagues from neighbouring station Fishguard RNLI, were first called to a kayaker in trouble off Dinas Head on the evening of Friday 22 July.

The crew were enroute in the inshore lifeboat before being stood down as the kayaker had managed to get to safety.

The following day, Saturday 23 July, saw the station stage an open day along with other emergency services.

There was a steady flow of visitors to the station, located at Poppit Sands. As the event came to a close, the crew were again paged to reports of kayakers in difficulty, this time at Penbryn. New Quay RNLI also launched but both crews were stood down after the casualties made it safely to Llangrannog.

The third launch came on Sunday morning, 24 July, to reports of a cliff faller at Mwnt.

Enroute, it was made clear a dog had fallen and two adults had gone to help.

Along with HM Coastguard, two lifeboat crew members recovered the injured dog and took it back to Mwnt beach before returning to pick up the owner and ensuring the other adult made it to safety with the Coastguard.

All this followed an intense two-week training programme for the volunteer crew.

Cardigan RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Pete Austin said: ‘It has been a very busy period at the station.

‘We have been working hard on training programmes but the crew has stepped up to the challenge and can be very proud.’

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Key facts about the RNLI

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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