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Cardigan RNLI launch to help jet skier

Lifeboats News Release

Cardigan RNLI Lifeboat Station volunteers were called to help a jet skier who had run into trouble.

RNLI/Dave Parkinson

Cardigan RNLI volunteers launch on their latest rescue

The alarm was raised by the Coastguard at around 2pm on Saturday 29 July as the broken down jet ski was drifting from Aberporth towards Tresaith, about 400m from shore.

A number of people including a kayaker, a paddle boarder and a RNLI lifeguard were trying to help. They had managed to tow the jet ski 50m in 25 minutes but were in need of further support.

Cardigan’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat The John Darbyshire was launched from the Poppit Sands station and took both the paddle boarder (and board) and jet skier on board and towed the jet ski to Aberporth beach.

The kayaker and lifeguard made their own way back to the beach.

All those involved were safe and well.

Volunteers at Cardigan RNLI Lifeboat Station are looking forward to welcoming visitors to their open day on Sunday 6 August.

The free event runs from 11am-4pm and there will be tours of the station, a chance to look at all the equipment and meet the crew.

Other emergency services will be involved and there will be demonstrations. Food and drink will be available.

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