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Early morning call for Rhyl RNLI crews

Lifeboats News Release

Rhyl's volunteer lifeboat crew were called out early this morning (15 June) after reports of two people entering the water off Robin Hood caravan park.

RNLI/Callum Robinson

Rhyl Inshore Lifeboat launching through surf

The Rhyl inshore lifeboat was requested to launch by the UK Coastguard at Holyhead this morning at 4:10am after a 999 call was made by someone saying they were concerned for the safety of their two friends who were going for a swim in the sea.

Rhyl's inshore lifeboat was launched at 4:20am and along with HM Coastguard Rescue teams from Rhyl and Flint conducted a search along the shore from splash point, Rhyl to the Ffrith in Prestatyn. After around 45 minuets of searching the Holyhead Coastguard found from the first informant that the persons in question had made it back to their caravan.

All units were stood down and returned to station.

RNLI/Callum Robinson

The track of Rhyl Inshore Lifeboats search from Marine Traffic

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