Porthdinllaen in search for paddleboarders in difficulties

Lifeboats News Release

Porthdinllaen RNLI all-weather lifeboat was tasked to search for two paddleboarders in difficulties off Trefor Point,

Porthdinllaen Lifeboat launching

RNLI/James Tatham

Porthdinllaen Lifeboat launching

The lifeboat, with Assistant Coxswain Alan Parry at the helm, was launched at 6:55pm after HM Coastguard had received a call from a member of the public that two paddleboarders were in difficulties approximately a mile to the West of Trefor point.

Arriving on scene, and with no paddleboarders visual, the lifeboat began a search of the immediate area and up towards Dinas Dinlle. After a thorough search, the crew noticed while approaching Dinas Dinlle a small sailing crafty and its occupants ashore and which resembled a paddleboard from a distanced. With the Coastguard satisfied that this was the craft that had been reported, the lifeboat was relieved of its duties and returned to station to be refuelled and ready for service.

Assistant Coxswain Alan Parry said: ‘If you see and suspect anybody in difficulties at sea, we urge that you dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard. Also remember to check the local weather forecast and tides and inform a member of your family, where you are going and when to expect you back ashore’

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