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Early morning call for Flint RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI Volunteers were requested by North Wales Police to be present whilst dealing with an incident on the River Dee coastal path between the Blue Bridge and Saltney Ferry footbridge during the early hours of Saturday morning.

The request was made at 2.15am on Saturday morning. The lifeboat was taken by road to Connahs Quay where it was launched and proceeded up river in the event the lifeboat was not required. The lifeboat was recovered and returned to Flint lifeboat station where it was made ready for service at 3.30am.

Notes to editors

  • Flint RNLI lifeboat station was established 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint

  • Flint lifeboat as at 31st December 2016 has launched 678 times, saved 97 lives and rescued a further 225 people

  • Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew responded to 14 calls and saved 1 life in 2016

  • Flint lifeboat has responded to 11 incidents and saved 1 life in 2017.

  • Potential lifeboat crew and fundraising volunteers, contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247

RNLI media contacts

Richard Polden, Flint RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 01352711185 or 07496770596 or Danielle Rush, RNLI Media Relations Manager in Wales on 01745585162 or 07786668829 or RNLI Press Office 01202336789.

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland

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