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Llandudno RNLI called to drifting inflatable dinghy

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno’s RNLI volunteer crew were called out at 6:37pm on Saturday 17th July to reports of a person in an inflatable dinghy that was drifting out to sea off Colwyn Bay beach.

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The inshore lifeboat, Dr Barbara Saunderson, launched and made its way to the given position. While en-route, it became apparent that a speedboat in the area had been made aware of the situation and had managed to get the dinghy to safety and back to the beach, where Llandudno Coastguard spoke with the casualty. The lifeboat arrived on scene a few moments later before being stood down by the coastguard.

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