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Abersoch RNLI launch with Porthdinllaen Lifeboat to search for overdue Rib.

Lifeboats News Release

Abersoch RNLI launched along with Porthdinllaen Lifeboat to search for overdue Rib.

RNLI/Callum Robinson

After beautiful sunny weather through the weekend, the Abersoch Lifeboat crew were paged at 6:48pm on Sunday evening to a report of a 14ft RIB that had launched from Machros Beach, Abersoch at 10am that had not retuned and was overdue. The boat had left for Porthdinllaen.

Porthdinllaen lifeboat was also paged and located the vessel North of Bardsey. The occupants were well equipped, under their own power and making their way back towards Abersoch. Abersoch Lifeboat arrived on scene at 7:30pm and escorted the vessel back to Abersoch bay.

The lifeboat returned to station and was ready for service shortly after 9pm.

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