Rhyl RNLI launch to report of Jet-ski in trouble off Llandulas beach

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The volunteer crew launched the All-weather Shannon lifeboat at 10.51 am on Wednesday 22 July, after the UK coastguard at the Holyhead centre received a message regarding the safety of two craft offshore from Llandulas beach.

The lifeboat crew arrived on scene to find a jet-ski towing a small unpowered dinghy, with one occupant on each.

On enquiring from the two, it transpired that the pair were fishing, one from each vessel, and had set out from Eirias beach centre. Susequent enquiries found that the Jet-ski engine was fine.

Martin Jones, Coxswain of Rhyl RNLI said, "we advised the pair to return to Colwyn Bay as soon as possible due to the wind and tide not being suitable for a craft and unpowered tow to be out so far from the coast.

This was understood, and the vessels started back to Eirias watched by the lifeboat crew until they were safe near shore".

He continued, "We strongly advise those going to sea to have some sort of communication means to signal for help if required, and also to wear the correct safety equipment such as lifejackets".

Due to the tide being very nearly on the slipway, the lifeboat was taken in to Rhyl harbour to wait on the pontoons until there was sufficient beach to recover the lifeboat.

This was achieved at 2.10pm.

Last modified onWednesday, 22 July 2020 14:50

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