Llandudno RNLI respond to multiple 999 calls for a vessel in difficulty.

Lifeboats News Release

The Llandudno D Class Inshore Lifeboat Dr. Barbara Saunderson was called out at 3.15pm Friday afternoon (26th August) to investigate a number of reports from the public regarding a vessel in difficulty off the Great Orme.

RNLI/Jonathan Coe

Llandudno D Class inshore lifeboat Dr. Barbara Saunderson at a recent launch.

The crew of the inshore lifeboat quickly arrived on scene and were soon able to establish that the vessel in question, a small inflatable boat with one person on board, was thankfully not in any immediate peril.

After a conversation with the Helm, the occupant agreed to accept a short tow back to the shore to avoid the potential of further emergency calls from the public.

The two boats proceeded to the sailing club slipway before the lifeboat returned to base at 4.15pm.


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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