Both lifeboats from Cardigan RNLI lifeboat station were called out on Tuesday night (5 April) after a report was received of a couple who had become cut-off by the tide on rocks just north of Tresaith beach.
The station’s Atlantic 85 class lifeboat Albatross and D-Class Elsie Ida Mead were launched at 6.30pm and the volunteer crews were quickly on scene to help the couple who had attempted to climb over the rocks to try and make their way to safety.
Volunteer crew members from both lifeboats were put onto the rocks and the couple were given life jackets to wear to ensure their safety.
Shortly after this, the Coastguard helicopter Rescue 187 also arrived on scene and one of their crew was landed onto the Atlantic 85 class lifeboat to help give medical assistance to the couple, who had now been transferred into the Albatross.
The lifeboat then made its way to Aberporth beach were the Coastguard helicopter had landed and an ambulance crew was waiting to assess the medical condition of the couple.
The volunteer lifeboat crew from both lifeboats then returned to station at 8.00pm to prepare the lifeboats and equipment for their next callout.
Cliff Griffiths, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Cardigan RNLI, said: 'We would advise anyone walking on the coast to always check the tide times before venturing out and plan your trip accordingly.
'Seeking advice on safe places to walk is also a good idea and make sure you inform friends or family when to expect you home. Also walkers should always take a mobile phone or other means of communication with them and dial 999 to ask for the Coastguard if they need help.’
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Tha attached picture shows Cardigan RNLI's Atlantic 85 lifeboat Albatross. Credit: Nicholas Leach
For more information please contact Tracy Newman, Cardigan RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07805 246975 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on email@example.com
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