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Dippers brave the seas on the rearranged Rhyl RNLI Boxing Day dip.

Lifeboats News Release

The original dip on Boxing Day was postponed for one day due to the seas at Rhyl being fairly rough due to the effects of Storm Conor.

27/12/2016 rearranged from 26/12/2016.

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The crew, and organisers Keith Jones and Seth Pierce, had changed the date for safety reasons, and so not as many dippers were in attendance as originally thought. However, over 50 hardy souls managed a short dip in the sea to clear out the cobwebs and to support the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
The fancy dress was won by a gentleman dressed as Elvis, and others were dressed as elves and other popular characters. There was a great team effort from the owners and regulars at the Cob & Pen public house Rhyl.
The event was started by the setting off of a rocket firework, and everyone rushed to the sea to have the dip, but didn't stay in the water for very long!
Andrew Wilde, acting Coxswain for the day, said ' I would like to thank everyone who took part and managed to make the rearranged day.
Any profits from the event will be going to Rhyl RNLI station, who have been thrilled to hear the station will be receiving a new Shannon-class lifeboat in the near future, to replace the 25-year old Mersey-class on station.
27/12/2016 rearranged from 26/12/2016.

RNLI/Paul Frost 07894 105165

Rhyl Boxing Day Dip 2016
27/12/2016 rearranged from 26/12/2016.

RNLI/Paul Frost 07894 105165

Rhyl Boxing Day Dip 2016
27/12/2016 rearranged from 26/12/2016.

RNLI/Paul Frost 07894 105165

Rhyl Boxing Day Dip 2016
27/12/2016 rearranged from 26/12/2016.

RNLI/Paul Frost 07894 105165

Rhyl Boxing Day dip 2016

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