Llandudno RNLI rescue paddleboarder struggling in strong offshore winds

Lifeboats News Release

The D class inshore lifeboat Dr. Barbara Saunderson was called out at 4:08pm on Saturday afternoon (20 Aug) to a report of a paddleboard with one person in the water who was struggling against a strengthening offshore wind close to Llandudno Pier.

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Llandudno D Class Lifeboat Dr. Barbara Saunderson

Arriving on scene, the crew soon found the female casualty, who had been unable to make her way back to shore and was being pushed further out to sea. The casualty was taken aboard the lifeboat, and the paddleboard was also recovered.

The casualty was then taken to the jetty nearby, where Llandudno Coastguard were on scene with police and an ambulance crew. Once ashore the casualty was given a health assessment and advice regarding the risks of paddleboarding during periods of strong offshore winds.

For more information on paddleboard safety, go to: https://rnli.org/safety/choose-your-activity/stand-up-paddle-boarding


For more information, please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Claire Elshaw, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162


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