Rhyl RNLI volunteers have shouts on four consecutive days.

Lifeboats News Release

The callouts were between 6 and 9 September. Hundreds of people were assisted.



Person with broken ankle on Rhyl inshore lifeboat
The crews of both of Rhyl's lifeboats were kept busy over the weekend period, starting at 1pm on Friday to 6pm on Sunday.
On Wednesday at 1pm, the crew were alerted to people cut off by the tide off the station. As the crew were changing, the boat was stood down as the people were wading ashore. The crew stood by until all were safe. Stood down at 1.08pm.
On Thursday at 6pm, the crew were tasked to a kayaker off Pensarn, Abergele, reported by a member of the public on shore as to be in difficulty. All was well, and the lifeboat returned to station by 6.41pm.
On Friday at 2.07pm, both boats were launched to assist local coastguards in recovering a person from Prestatyn Ffrith beach who had a broken ankle, and access to the spot was not possible. The casualty was put in a stretcher and transferred to the all-weather lifeboat by the inshore boat. The person was safely taken to the lifeboat station and on to hospital.
Also on Friday at 9.30pm, both boats were launched again to locate and recover a yacht with engine failure and failed sails about six miles off Pensarn. The all-weather lifeboat found the vessel and towed the craft and occupants to Rhyl harbour, where the inshore lifeboat took over the tow to secure the yacht on the harbour jetty. The lifeboats were home by 00.10 on Saturday. (see pictures).
Saturday 9 September turned out to be a very hectic day for the RNLI and local coastguard volunteers were involved in the recovery of over 100 people from the sandbanks at Rhyl, trapped by the incoming tide, with deep gullies forming behind. From 4.05pm to 5.30pm. Over 100+ people were assisted or taken on the inshore lifeboat back to shore, whilst the remaining crew took the station Landrover on to the beach to warn others and shepherd people back to safety. (see pictures).
Coxswain Martin Jones said ' We are glad the station volunteers, together with coastguard volunteers, were able to assist so many people without serious injury to those rescued It certainly has been a very busy weekend. We are constantly saying that people are free to enjoy our glorious beaches but must be cautious about the incoming tide. Always look back to check if you are in danger of being cut off'.
All picture courtesy of Rhyl RNLI.

Rhyl 9.9.2023

RNLI/Paul Frost

people cut off by tide
Rhyl 9.9.2023

RNLI/Paul Frost

cut off by tide


Yacht starting to tow off Abergele

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