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Busy Friday for Porthdinllaen RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Porthdinllaen RNLI were kept busy on Friday, responding to two requests for assistance.

Porthdinllaen Lifeboat returning to Station

RNLI/Dylan Thomas

Porthdinllaen Lifeboat returning to Station

The first request to launch the All-Weather Tamar Class lifeboat came at 12:30pm after HM Coastguard had received a call that three persons had been cut off by tide at nearby Nefyn Beach. Once on scene, the casualties were quickly located but due to the weather conditions the lifeboat had to standby offshore while the local Coastguard Rescue Team made their way towards the stranded persons. Upon arriving with them, it was confirmed that they required no further assistance and were aware of the tide locally, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Later at 3:06pm the lifeboat was requested to launch after reports had been received of a swimmer in difficulties near Carreg Ddu just off Porthdinllaen Headland. The volunteer lifeboat team were on scene within 8 minutes and were guided to the casualty’s location by the nearby Porthdinllaen NCI, who had initially spotted the swimmer in difficulties.

With the casualty having managed to make his way onto Carreg Ddu, the lifeboat`s onboard Y Class tender was launched with two crew members on board from the lifeboat. The swimmer was successfully recovered and taken to the lifeboat station to be warmed up.

Owain Williams, Porthdinllaen Lifeboat Coxswain said: 'It was a busy day with two successful outcomes. Our thanks to Porthdinllaen NCI and Porthdinllaen Coastguards for their assistance today and a big thank you to our volunteer crew who always turn up and get the job done’.

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