Both Rhyl's RNLI lifeboats called out to assist search.

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew were paged at 12.45 on Monday morning 11 April to assist police and local coastguards searching for a male on Prestatyn sands near to the Festival Gardens, Ffrith beach

North Wales police requested the assistance of coastguards and RNLI lifeboats, to help in their search for a man who they had concerns for, after his car was found abandoned near the beach. The police helicopter was also alerted to provide an airborne search. The coastguards were tasked to search the shoreline, with the lifeboat crews searching just off shore. The inshore lifeboat was asked to search the shoreline, with the all-weather lifeboat providing back-up and illumination.
The search had been in progress for about 20 minutes when the police told Holyhead coastguard co-ordinating centre that the man had been found near the beach by them, and was now safe. All units were stood down, the lifeboats being recovered at 2am.

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