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Another successful RNLI Boxing Day Dip

Lifeboats News Release

The crew, supporters and Rhyl RNLI events team pulled together to bring about yet another successful Boxing Day dip.

entrants go to water

RNLI/Paul Frost MBE

Rhyl RNLI Festive dip 2022
Entrants gathered in fancy dress for the Rhyl RNLI Annual dip, to brave the cold water. Luckily the weather was good for the time of year with sunshine and a slight wind.
Final numbers of entrants are not published at this time, but the pictures show many entrants and supporters at the lifeboat station. The station's events team had brought together all aspects of the RNLI family, to ensure all came together to make the day flow so smoothly.
All entrants were 'treated' to a warm-up run to the sea as the tide was a little further out than forecast, but no-one seemed to mind.
Martin Jones, Rhyl RNLI Coxswain stated 'to coin a phrase - we saw them all in, then we saw them all out again!'
He continued ' The whole event was carefully planned and discussed, and I am glad all went well'.
Pictures show the event. A full album is posted on the Rhyl RNLI Facebook page.
David Simmons, Rhyl chair added ' Thank you to all our supporters during what was a very hard 2022. The station would like to wish all a Happy new year for 2023'.
Winners of fancy dress with Deputy town mayor Jacquie McAlpine and RNLI Rhyl coxswain Martin Jones

RNLI/Paul Frost MBE

RNLI Festive dip 26.12.2022

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