Llandudno inshore lifeboat launches to check the safety of open water swimmers
Llandudno’s D Class Lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson launched at 4.39 pm Sunday afternoon at the request of HM Coastguard. They were asked to locate and assess the welfare of three swimmers in open water close to the old lighthouse on the Great Orme.
If considering coasteering activities the RNLI advises only taking part in coasteering as part of a group, which has:
Professionally trained staff (both technical and water safety based)
Adequate insurance cover
Safety equipment (helmets, wetsuits etc)
Emergency evacuation / accident procedures
Pre-defined routes and notify the local HM Coastguard so that they also know what you plan to do.
For more information, please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Claire Elshaw RNLI Media Officer on 07468 353082
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