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Barmouth RNLI launch both lifeboats to reports of a woman cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

On Thursday 26th May 2022 the volunteer crew assembled as the pagers sounded at 4.12pm, to the reports of a woman cut off by an incoming tide near Llanaber.

RNLI/Sarah Radford

rescue helicopter 936 with ALB Ella Larsen and ILB Craig Steadman
In rough seas, but good visibility, both ALB Ella Larsen and ILB Craig Steadman were tasked to locate and assist the woman so made their way north of Barmouth and began shoreline searches from the north end of Barmouth promenade, past Caerddaniel to Llanaber.

The lifeboats are their volunteer crews were joined in the search by Coastguard rescue helicopter 936 who spotted the casualty and airlifted her to Bronglais hospital.

The lifeboats were stood down and returned to the boathouse where they were washed down and readied for service


rescue helicopter 936

RNLI/Sarah Radford

ALB Ella Larsen launching

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