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Porthdinllaen RNLI Lifeboat launch to reports of capsized boat in Nefyn Bay

Lifeboats News Release

Porthdinllaen`s all-weather, Tamar class, lifeboat was requested to launch by HM Coastguard on Sunday after a member of the public has spotted a capsized dinghy in the bay.

Porthdinllaen Lifeboat pictured at sea on a previous occasion

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Porthdinllaen Lifeboat pictured at sea on a previous occasion

The lifeboat launched at 9:05 pm with Coxswain Owain Williams at the helm, and a compliment of volunteer crew making the best possible speed to the location. The lifeboat was on scene within 18 minutes of the pagers sounding.

After arriving on scene, an overturned boat was found still attached to its mooring in the bay. To investigate further, the on-board Y boat tender was launched from the lifeboat with two volunteer crew members aboard to ensure there was no persons in danger in the shallower water nearby.

After searching the immediate area and content there was no persons unaccounted for, the Lifeboat was stood down and returned to her station where she was refuelled and ready for service by 10:30 pm.

Coxswain Owain Williams said: 'Our thanks to the first informant who made the call to the Coastguard, although no help was needed this time, it is always better to be safe than sorry. If you do see anybody in difficulties along the coast, please dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.'

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