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Llandudno RNLI lifeboat stands by during cliff rescue operation

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched this afternoon (Monday August 7) to join Coastguard Rescue Team members in an operation to rescue two people who had become stuck on a cliff face.

Llandudno RNLI lifeboat stands by below as the Coastguard Rescue Team (on skyline at cliff top) lower the two casualties to safety

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Llandudno RNLI lifeboat stands by below as the Coastguard Rescue Team (on skyline at cliff top) lower the two casualties to safety

A father and his 12 year-old son had begun to climb the cliffs at Craigside on the Little Orme headland, but part-way up had discovered they could neither climb further nor find a way to descend again to the bottom.

Their plight led to Llandudno's Coastguard and Cliff Rescue Team being called out, together with the resort's RNLI inshore lifeboat.

Paged at 3.20pm, the lifeboat launched shortly afterwards to stand by below as the Cliff Rescue Team lowered the pair to safety by rope, apparently uninjured.

With the operation complete the lifeboat returned to station at 4.45pm.

Notes to editors:

Please credit the attached picture to RNLI. Caption: Llandudno RNLI lifeboat stands by below as the Coastguard Rescue Team (on skyline at cliff top) lower the two casualties to safety.

For further info please contact RNLI Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer Alan Sharp on 01492 543315.

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