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Abersoch RNLI and Coastguard teams work together to help stranded people.

Lifeboats News Release

The Abersoch volunteer crew launched on the 1st April at 19:05 to reports of 2 people in the water off the old quarry silo's on Llanbedrog headland.

Martin Turtle

Abersoch Lifeboat Heading toward Llanbedrog Headland.

First call of year for Abersoch RNLI volunteers.

The Abersoch volunteer crew launched on the 1st April at 7:05pm to reports of two people in the water off the old quarry silo's on Llanbedrog headland. Launching into an easterly wind with moderate swell height the crew arrived on scene within two minutes of launching.

Working alongside our colleagues from Abersoch Coastguard Rescue Team a group of two were located and guided to awaiting coastguard units, but these people were confirmed not to be the people who alerted the coastguard. The search continued finding another group of five with two others close by but cut off by the rising spring tide.

Two volunteer crew members on the Abersoch lifeboat were sent ashore as conditions were too rough to transport via boat. The volunteer crew members in fading light guided all seven casualties up steep cliff paths to coastguard units above. Casualties were then guided back to The Plas Glyn-y-Weddw by Abersoch RNLI lifeboat crew & Abersoch Coastguard. The two crew members of Abersoch RNLI were then picked up from Llanbedrog beach returning to station with boat made ready for service again at 8:45pm.

A great team effort in some difficult conditions demonstrating how well RNLI and Coastguard teams can work together.

RNLI media contact

For more information contact lee Oliver, Abersoch Lifeboat Press Officer on 07919 071577. Alternatively contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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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, Carrybridge 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.

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