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Aberystwyth RNLI late night launch to two people cut off by tide

Lifeboats News Release

Aberystwyth volunteer lifeboat crew responded to a late night call out following reports that two people were trapped by the incoming tide.

Night time launch of Aberystwyth Atlantic 85 Class lifeboat

RNLI/Huw Roberts

Launch of Aberystwyth Lifeboat

At 11.30pm on Tuesday 6 June both the Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Spirit of Friendship and Arancia Inshore rescue boat were launched following reports that two people were trapped by the incoming tide south of Tanybwlch Beach, Aberystwyth.

Volunteer crewmembers were quickly on scene, locating the two people trapped below cliffs near Morfa Bychan. Both persons were picked up by the crew of the Arancia inshore rescue boat before being transferred to the larger Atlantic 85 class lifeboat and returned safely to Aberystwyth Harbour.

Aberystwyth Lifeboat Operations Manager Geraint Wheeler said:

'This rescue highlights the dangers posed by the incoming tide and would urge everyone walking below cliffs to check the tide times and allow plenty of time to return safely before the tide comes in.'

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