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Rhyl RNLI Inshore lifeboat volunteers called out 3 times in 12 hours.

Lifeboats News Release

The incidents took place between 9pm on Sunday 3 September, and 7am on Monday 4 September.

3.Sep 2023.


Broken down boat Kinmel Bay
RNLI Rhyl inshore lifeboat was launched 3 times between 3 and 4 September.
The first call was at 10pm on Sunday 3, to assist a small speedboat on Kinmel Bay shore with engine problems. As the lifeboat arrived, the occupants managed to start their engine, and so the lifeboat and crew escorted them back to Rhyl harbour, the lifeboat returning to station at 11.33pm.
The second call was at 6.30am on Monday 4th, to assist Rhyl coastguards with an incident in the harbour. Crew stood by until the incident was resolved.
The next call was at 11.36am the same day to recover a family who were stranded by the incoming tide off Rhyl. All were recovered safely by the ILB to shore, the boat returning by 11.58.
Photos show the ILB alongside the casualty on the night service, and the ILB taking people on board.
First photo by Rhyl RNLI; second photo by Karra Jones.

adult, children and pram recovered safe back to shore

RNLI/Karra Jones

Rhyl ILB rescue family from sandbank

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