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Early hours call out for Aberystwyth Lifeboat Crew

Lifeboats News Release

The continued warm weather has seen an increase in the number of incidents and Aberystwyth Lifeboat launched twice in the past 24 hours.

Aberystwyth Lifeboat launching at night

RNLI/Lynn Rees

Aberystwyth's Atlantic 85 class lifeboat launched at 3.10pm yesterday afternoon to reports of an inflatable dingy being blown out to sea off Clarach. The lifeboat was quickly at scene completing a search of the area, however the dingy was not located and is believed to have returned to shore unaided.

The volunteer crew were paged again at 02.30am this morning to reports of a person in difficulty off North Beach Aberystwyth. Following launch, the lifeboat crew stood by off Aberystwyth whilst the casualty was assisted by HM Coastguard.

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