Rhyl RNLI dip returns after a two-year gap
Sunshine greeted the entrants for the dip, which was postponed from Boxing Day 2021 due to Covid rules.
This was the first event held under the control of the new Rhyl RNLI Events committee, who liaised with Coxswain Martin Jones and crew; Rhyl RNLI fundraisers and volunteers, including RNLI lifeguards..
Prizes were given by the mayor to the best fancy dress entrants. The dip was started on the signal by the Mayor, with many participants walking out right to the line of crew who were there to provide safety cover and a barrier, so that people did not venture too far out.
The event took place without incident, due mainly to the plans and precautions put in place by the new event organisers, who proved they were very efficient at their volunteering role.
Coxswain Martin Jones says ' this is the first public event held after Covid. I would like to thank all those involved from the RNLI, and to the entrants, for a very good and safe event'.
Also present were the Rhyl RNLI water safety team and RNLI dace-to-face teams who were busy getting people to support the charity on a long-term basis.
Further photos can be seen on a facebook album on the RNLI Rhyl lifeboat page.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
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