RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution

11/05/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/05/2018 11:11

Llandudno Lifeboat in joint search operation in Llandudno Bay

Holyhead Coastguard alerted the Llandudno Lifeboat at 7:27pm on Friday 2 November following an emergency call requesting them to launch and search the coastline in the vicinity of Llandudno Pier for a reported missing person.

Llandudno's RNLI inshore lifeboat Dr.Barbara Saunderson with her volunteer crew launched at 7:33pm to assist in a search involving North Wales Police and the Llandudno Coastguard Rescue Team. Additionally, the Rhyl and Bangor Coastguard Rescue Teams were also paged to assist. Shortly after the start of the search the person was found by police officers in a safe location. The inshore lifeboat and other rescue teams were therefore immediately stood down.

The inshore lifeboat with her volunteer crew returned safely to the Lifeboat Station to be recovered at 8:01pm and made ready for service again at 8:13pm

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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 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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