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Porthdinllaen RNLI launched to assist two persons cut off by tide

Lifeboats News Release

Porthdinllaen RNLI all-weather lifeboat (ALB) crew were requested to launch to the aid of two persons cut off by tide near West End beach, Trefor.

Porthdinllaen RNLI Lifeboat being launched down the slipway

RNLI/Dylan Thomas

Porthdinllaen RNLI Lifeboat being launched down the slipway

The lifeboat was launched at 8:30pm with Coxswain Owain Williams at the helm, and made best headway to the last know position of the casualty.

The lifeboat made best possible speed to the location and with the assistance of Coastguard Rescue teams from Llandwrog, Criccieth and Porthdinllaen, were able to immediately locate the casualties upon arrival on scene.

The Tamar Class lifeboat's, Y class tender was launched with two volunteer crew members onboard, and after receiving a medical check by the first aid trained lifeboat crew, the two casualties were transferred to the care of the Coastguard teams at Trefor Harbour.

Upon arrival back on station, the lifeboat was thoroughly cleaned, refuelled and was ready for service by 10:15pm.

Owain Williams, Coxswain of Porthdinllaen ALB lifeboat added: 'We were glad to be able to help the two casualties, they did the right thing in staying put and calling for assistance. We would always remind the public to always carry a device such as a mobile phone as a means of calling for help and to always check the tide times before visiting the coast. As always, our thanks to the local coastguard teams involved.'

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