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Byline: Brilliant sunshine and high tides with crowded beaches meant that children were becoming separated from their parents, and small craft were also getting into difficulty
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A brilliant day with high tides during the middle of the day meant that there were many pleasure craft on the water, and the beaches were crowded. Rhyl’s council beach lifeguards; Volunteer local coastrguards and volunteer RNLI crews worked well together as calls were coming in thick and fast to Holyhead Coastguards’ Rescue co-ordination centre. In total, the Maritime agencies in Rhyl dealt with 7 incidents between 10.30am and 4.00pm. Calls were initially to people being cut off by the fast incoming spring high tide. Then, as the tide level peaked just after 12.30, many calls came in about children playing in the sea at the water’s edge, and becoming separated from their parents. As well as this, the lifeboat crew were called to a small speedboat which had engine failure and required towing into Rhyl.

 Pictures show the vessel being towed and also the Inshore lifeboat being launched to a missing child, last seen in the water off Prestatyn.

Luckily all calls had a positive outcome, all children being found on the shore, even though they had been in the water.  

Coxswain Martin Jones says ” The various maritime rescue agencies all pulled together to make Rhyl a safe beach to visit. Our volunteers worked hard, and I am happy that all the call-outs had a successful outcome”.

Further information from Paul Frost MBE, volunteer lifeboat Press Officer, Rhyl station, on 07894 105165, or via the boathouse on 01745 344040.                                  

Byline: Brilliant sunshine and high tides with crowded beaches meant that children were becoming separated from their parents, and small craft were also getting into difficulty
Page Content:

A brilliant day with high tides during the middle of the day meant that there were many pleasure craft on the water, and the beaches were crowded. Rhyl's council beach lifeguards; Volunteer local coastrguards and volunteer RNLI crews worked well together as calls were coming in thick and fast to Holyhead Coastguards' Rescue co-ordination centre. In total, the Maritime agencies in Rhyl dealt with 7 incidents between 10.30am and 4.00pm. Calls were initially to people being cut off by the fast incoming spring high tide. Then, as the tide level peaked just after 12.30, many calls came in about children playing in the sea at the water's edge, and becoming separated from their parents. As well as this, the lifeboat crew were called to a small speedboat which had engine failure and required towing into Rhyl.

 Pictures show the vessel being towed and also the Inshore lifeboat being launched to a missing child, last seen in the water off Prestatyn.

Luckily all calls had a positive outcome, all children being found on the shore, even though they had been in the water.  

Coxswain Martin Jones says " The various maritime rescue agencies all pulled together to make Rhyl a safe beach to visit. Our volunteers worked hard, and I am happy that all the call-outs had a successful outcome".

Further information from Paul Frost MBE, volunteer lifeboat Press Officer, Rhyl station, on 07894 105165, or via the boathouse on 01745 344040.