Beach launch for Aberystwyth lifeboat callout

Lifeboats News Release

Aberystwyth RNLI lifeboat completed a rare beach launch to respond to two incidents on Sunday afternoon.

Beach launch of Aberystwyth Lifboat

RNLI/Lynn Rees

Aberystwyth Lifeboat Beach launch
Aberystwyth RNLI volunteers were initially tasked at 3:50pm on Sunday (20 March, 2022) to Constitution Hill to provide safety cover for HM Coastguard teams from Aberystwyth and Borth who were undertaking the recue of two persons reported stuck on the cliff. Both persons were safely winched to the top of Constitution Hill by the Cliff rescue Team.

Whilst standing by off Constitution Hill, Aberystwyth Lifeboat Spirit of Friendship was tasked to respond to reports of a paddle boarder in difficulty off South Beach. Quickly arriving at the scene two people were located by the volunteer crew on a paddle board being taken out to sea by the offshore wind. The paddleboarders were recovered into the lifeboat and safely returned to shore.

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