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Abersoch RNLI requested to assist person cut-off by incoming tide.

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew were paged by HM Coastguard at 12.34pm on Friday 22nd September 2023 following reports of someone stranded on the rocks at Llanbedrog headland.

RNLI/Abersoch RNLI

The ‘Peter and Ann Setten’ Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat was launched at 12.45pm and arrived at the scene within four minutes.

The casualty, a 66 year-old female, had been cut-off by the tide and found herself stranded on the rocks. Two of the volunteer crew went ashore and after checking she was well they then carried her onto the lifeboat. The lifeboat took the casualty back to the beach to be reunited with her family and handed her over to the care of the waiting Abersoch Coastguard team.

The lifeboat returned to the station at 1.17pm where it was washed down, refuelled and left ready for service.

Abersoch RNLI volunteer helm, Fritz Williams, said, ‘Always check the tide times and heights when heading out and keep a look out for incoming tides’. He added, ‘Headlands and rocky outcrops can create isolated bays which can get cut-off by an incoming tide’.

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

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