Busy Sunday for Conwy RNLI lifeboat
Conwy RNLI lifeboat volunteers' Sunday (8 May) training was interrupted by two real life incidents.
The lifeboat continued her exercise for a short while longer then returned to station where she was recovered, refuelled and made ready for service at 12.30pm.
Notes to editors:
• Conwy RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 1966 and will be celebrating 50 years of operation this June.
• To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/conwy
RNLI media contacts:
For more information please contact Danny-Lee Davies, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07999 321639; Alan Flood, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07871 505513; Danielle Rush, RNLI Divisional Media Relations Manager (Wales and West) on 07786 668829 or 01745 585162; or alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
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