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Flint RNLI lifeboat called to assist aground fishing vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI lifeboat was this morning (Friday 27 October) called to launch to reports of an aground fishing vessel

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The crew were paged by the UK Coastguard at 7:57am and the station's inshore D class lifeboat was launched nine minutes later.

Reports were that a 20ft open fishing boat had run aground with one person on board, who had requested to be evacuated from the sandbank.

The lifeboat and its volunteer crew launched at Connah's Quay and proceeded downstream towards the casualty vessel, which was at anchor.

The person on board was taken aboard the lifeboat, his condition was assessed and he was found to be not at risk.

The RNLI lifeboat returned to Connah's Quay for recovery, where the casualty was handed over into the care of the Coastguard Rescue Team unit.

The lifeboat returned to Flint Lifeboat Station by road and was back by 9.30am.

Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Chris Cousens, RNLI Regional Media Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.

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