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Abersoch RNLI tasked by HM Coastguard whilst out on exercise.

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew were out on exercise on Sunday morning, 3 September, when they were paged by HM Coastguard at 10.03am following a report of a broken down jetski.

RNLI/Emma Wood

The Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat arrived at Pwllheli harbour entrance at 10.16am and the casualty vessel, with one adult male onboard, was located.

A safe tow was established and the jetski was towed to the Harbourmaster slipway and the casualty was handed over to the care of Criccieth Coastguard Team.

The lifeboat returned to the station at 11.08am where it was washed down, refuelled and left ready for service.

If you get into difficulty, or spot someone else in trouble, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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