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Byline: At 7.00pm on 22nd July, 2013 volunteer lifeboat crew members from Criccieth’s RNLI lifeboat station were tasked to assist HM Coastguard and RAF Valley with the rescue of three boys from cliffs south of Borth y Gest near Porthmadog.
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Both of the station’s lifeboats were called upon after HM Coastguard received reports of the boys, aged 12, 13 and 14 unable to get down from the cliff top after getting cut off by the rising tide.  Once on scene a crew member from Criccieth’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Doris Joan, was placed ashore and scrambled his way up the cliff face to assess the boys medical condition.  The station’s inshore rescue boat, Margaret a Nantw stood by, passing supplies as required from the larger lifeboat, including survival ponchos and balaclavas to keep the casualties warm.

The local HM Coastguard team reached the casualties by way of a precarious land crossing.  Given the boys’ worsening condition due to the effects of the cold and wet, it was decided that RAF Valley’s assistance was required.  On scene, the helicopter lowered a winch man onto the cliff and secured a strop around the first two causalities before lowering once again to recover their crew member and the final boy.

Once safely aboard the helicopter, all three were transferred to Black Rock sands where their parents were waiting with a HM Coastguard team.

These launches represented Criccieth’s 1000 and 1001 launches, since the station was established in 1853.

 

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For further information, please contact Criccieth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07554445316 or ifergwyn@hotmail.com       ​​

Byline: At 7.00pm on 22nd July, 2013 volunteer lifeboat crew members from Criccieth's RNLI lifeboat station were tasked to assist HM Coastguard and RAF Valley with the rescue of three boys from cliffs south of Borth y Gest near Porthmadog.
Page Content:

Both of the station's lifeboats were called upon after HM Coastguard received reports of the boys, aged 12, 13 and 14 unable to get down from the cliff top after getting cut off by the rising tide.  Once on scene a crew member from Criccieth's Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Doris Joan, was placed ashore and scrambled his way up the cliff face to assess the boys medical condition.  The station's inshore rescue boat, Margaret a Nantw stood by, passing supplies as required from the larger lifeboat, including survival ponchos and balaclavas to keep the casualties warm.

The local HM Coastguard team reached the casualties by way of a precarious land crossing.  Given the boys' worsening condition due to the effects of the cold and wet, it was decided that RAF Valley's assistance was required.  On scene, the helicopter lowered a winch man onto the cliff and secured a strop around the first two causalities before lowering once again to recover their crew member and the final boy.

Once safely aboard the helicopter, all three were transferred to Black Rock sands where their parents were waiting with a HM Coastguard team.

These launches represented Criccieth's 1000 and 1001 launches, since the station was established in 1853.

 

ENDS

For further information, please contact Criccieth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07554445316 or ifergwyn@hotmail.com       ​​