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Trio of incidents for Llandudno RNLI crew

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat crew attended three separate incidents in one mission on Saturday morning (18 February).

Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat being launched

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Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat being launched

Called out by the UK Coastguard at 11.40am following reports of a capsized dinghy half a mile off Porth Eirias with the craft's occupants in the sea, the lifeboat launched from Llandudno north shore shortly afterwards.

Whilst making a full-speed passage to the scene the lifeboat was diverted by the UK Coastguard to an incident 200 yards off Penrhyn Bay, where a female kayaker had been left in the water after her craft had capsized.

Quickly landing the lady ashore unharmed, the RNLI volunteer crew then resumed their journey to the original incident.

However, whilst en route the crew were asked to check out a 19ft yacht which had appeared to be in some difficulty. Finding this was not in fact the case, the lifeboat crew were finally able to ascertain the original capsized dinghy had been righted and with its crew were now safely ashore.

The lifeboat was then able to return to station to be readied for further service.

Notes to editors:

The attached picture shows the Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat being launched. Credit RNLI.

For more information contact Alan Sharp, Llandudno RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01492 543315.

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