Criccieth Lifeboat rescues broken down jet-ski
At 10.20am on Saturday the 28th of May, 2016 volunteer crewmembers from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station were requested to launch and assist a broken-down jet-ski.
The crew launched their inshore rescue boat, Margret a Nantw, from the beach at Criccieth before bringing the stricken jet-ski and it’s riders ashore. The jet-ski had broken down just offshore, near Criccieth Castle. Both were from the Birmingham area.
Following the incident, Criccieth Lifeboat Operations Manager, Peter Williams stated ‘We expect the number of incidents involving jet-skis to increase over the summer, however I would like to remind the owners of such craft to ensure they are properly maintained and serviced – particularly if they have been stagnant over the winter months. In addition, owners should ensure all riders have life-jackets and a means of communication should they require help’.
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