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Conwy RNLI lifeboat launched to reports of a person in the water

Lifeboats News Release

Conwy RNLI lifeboat was requested to immediately launch shortly after midnight by HM Coastguard, to reports of a person in the water between Deganwy and Conwy Marinas.

The volunteer crew pagers were sounded at 12:11am and the RNLI lifeboat, The May-Bob launched into the darkness with a crew of three minutes later.
 
Whilst conducting an extensive search between the marinas, unconfirmed reports that the male had been found and recovered nearby were received. The lifeboat continued its search until HM Coastguard were able to confirm that North Wales Police had the casualty at Conwy Beacons slipway, and were awaiting an ambulance to treat the casualty for the effects of cold water immersion. 
Llandudno Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT) were also on scene.  
 
The lifeboat and her crew made their way to liaise with police officers on scene. Shortly afterwards HM Coastguard released the lifeboat from the incident and they returned to station.
 
The RNLI urge anybody who is seeking to take part in any activities near the waters of the British Isles and beyond to ‘Respect the Water’. Further details of the RNLI’s campaign can be found at www.respectthewater.com
 
Following the service call, the lifeboat arrived back on station and was recovered at 1am, refuelled and made ready for service shortly after.   
 
Notes to editors
RNLI media contacts
Danny-Lee Davies, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07999321639
Alan Flood, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07871505513
Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or on email on Chris_Cousens@rnli.org.uk.
Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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