Family visit New Quay RNLI to thank crew

Lifeboats News Release

Shortly after completing a training exercise on 20 July this year both New Quay RNLI lifeboats were tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard to investigate an object in the water in Aberaeron.

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Mr Pugh's family visiting New Quay Lifeboat Station to thank the crew

The crew of the inshore lifeboat unfortunately found and recovered the body of Maldwyn Pugh who had been swimming.

Mr Pugh’s daughter, Jane Hull said, “My father died of natural causes while going for a swim at Aberaeron beach. He had family connections in the area and loved visiting.

“We will be forever grateful to the lifeboat crew who brought him back to us before he was lost at sea. We wanted to come and thank the crew in person and give a donation to New Quay Lifeboat Station in his memory.”

Roger Couch, New Quay RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager said, “We would like to pass our sincere condolences to Mr Pugh’s family and thank them for their generous donation.”

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