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Pwllheli RNLI Shannon lifeboat conducts helicopter exercise

Lifeboats News Release

Pwllheli RNLI all-weather Shannon lifeboat conducted an exercise with the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter from Caernarfon on Monday 29 August

These exercises are vital in training RNLI volunteer crew in helicopter operations.

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For more information contact Elizabeth Denholm, RNLI Pwllheli Lifeboat Press Officer on 07806 800627 or email [email protected]. Alternatively contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789 or email [email protected].

Coastguard Rescue Helicopter crew member onboard the Pwllheli RNLI all-weather lifeboat facing to the back of the boat, indicating with an outstretched right arm to the rescue helicopter which is hovering overhead

RNLI/Elizabeth Denholm

Coastguard Rescue Helicopter crew onboard Pwllheli RNLI all-weather lifeboat

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