RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution

07/16/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/16/2019 16:17

Criccieth RNLI Lifeboats launch to person cut-off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

Tuesday 16 July 2019

At 9pm on the 16th of July 2019, volunteer Crewmembers from Criccieth's RNLI Lifeboat Station launched both boats following reports of a person cut-off by the tide near Pont Briwet bridge.

Both Lifeboats were swiftly despatched. The station's inshore rescue boat, Margaret a Nantw, was transported by road, along with her Crew, to a local launch site near the scene by trailer. The boat was able to bring the person on-board and assess their wellbeing.

As the Station's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat stood-by, the inshore rescue boat transported the casualty from near the bridge's gabions, ashore into the care of the waiting HM Coastguard team.

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