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Remembrance Day call out for Barmouth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI and Coastguard services in Barmouth were kept busy on Remembrance Sunday (13 November).

During the morning service at St John’s Church, Barmouth, members of The UK Coastguard were called out to assist a man who had fallen at the north end of Barmouth promenade.

Later on, at 1.05pm, after attending the service at Barmouth Cenotaph, the pagers rang to alert Barmouth RNLI crew to another incident.

UK Coastguard had received a report of a dinghy off Shell Island in difficulty. RNLI volunteers launched the D-class inshore lifeboat at 1.10pm and found an empty dinghy attached to a lobster pot buoy.

After searching the area and on further investigation, the owner was located ashore. He informed the crew he had tied his boat up and that there was no emergency and no-one else involved.

The incident was treated as a false alarm with good intent, and the lifeboat returned to station at 2.30pm.

Media contacts:

For more information please contact Norma Stockford, Barmouth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07917 245882 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on Chris_Cousens@rnli.org.uk.

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