Llandudno RNLI launch to paddle-board blown offshore

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno’s volunteer crew were called out at 3:35pm on 23 July to a report of a paddle-board with two people on board. The paddle-board was struggling against a strengthening offshore wind off Rhos-Point.

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The Lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson launched shortly afterwards and made its way in blustery conditions to the position of the board, which was now half a mile north of Rhos-Point. Upon arrival, the crew found both casualties still aboard the craft but unable to make their way back ashore and still being pushed out further to sea. The casualties were taken aboard the lifeboat, where the crew conducted a welfare check and gave safety advice.
The casualties were then taken to Rhos Harbor, where Llandudno Coastguard were on scene.

For more information on paddle-board safety, go to: https://rnli.org/.../choose-your.../stand-up-paddle-boarding

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