Llandudno RNLI launch to paddleboards struggling with strong offshore winds.
The D Class Inshore Lifeboat Dr. Barbara Saunderson was called out at 3.50pm Friday afternoon (28th July) to a report of two paddleboarders who were struggling against a strengthening offshore wind close to Llandudno’s Little Orme.
Arriving on scene, the crew soon found the casualties, who were being assisted by a local fishing boat, they were then taken aboard the lifeboat and returned to the Lifeboat Station. Llandudno Coastguard were on scene to offer advice regarding the risks of paddleboarding during periods of strong offshore winds.
For more information on paddle-board safety, go to: https://rnli.org/safety/choose-your-activity/stand-up-paddle-boarding
For more information, please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162
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