RNLI Pwllheli Lifeboat launched to search for missing teenager
Pwllheli Lifeboat Volunteers launched to assist Abersoch Lifeboat and UK Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 936 in search for a missing teenager
The request was received by Holyhead Coastguard to conduct a shoreline search starting from Gimblet Rock in Pwllheli, along the shore to the Warren at Abersoch. Alongside Pwllheli Lifeboat were the coastguard team from Abersoch & Criccieth, conducting the search from the shore while Abersoch Lifeboat concentrated on the search at the Warren and towards Abersoch.
Approximately 30 minutes into the search, we received an update from the coastguard to inform us that the teenager had been found safe and well ashore and we were then asked to stand down.
The boat was back at the boathouse and ready for service at approximately 04:30.
Clive Moore, Coxswain mentioned that it was “Imperative that we launched as quickly as we possibly could due to the nature of the call. We were all relieved that the boy was found safe and well and we had a successful outcome”
For further information, please contact Tomos Moore, Pwllheli RNLI Crew Member & Lifeboat Press Officer on 07552 446447, Adam Daniel, Pwllheli RNLI Crew Member & Lifeboat Press Officer on 07917808208
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.