Criccieth-lifeboats-respond-to-a-third-incident-in-one-afternoon

Byline: At 6.52pm on August 20th, 2013 volunteer crew members from Criccieth’s RNLI lifeboat station launched for the third time in one afternoon, following reports of a teenage swimmer unable to return ashore near Borth y Gest.
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HM Coastguard requested the launch of both of the station’s lifeboats to an area seaward of Borth y Gest called Carreg Goch, where the teenage boy was last seen trying to get ashore with the aid of his body-board.  Conditions were deteriorating due to a strong flooding spring tide and strengthening wind. 
 
The station’s Atlantic 85 class lifeboat, Doris Joan, was first on scene, quickly joined by its inshore rescue boat, Margaret a Nantw which had launched from Borth y Gest.  It was directed towards the boy’s location by a nearby fisherman.  As the lifeboat approached, the boy was seen getting out of the water.  A crew member was placed ashore to assess the casualty and help him aboard the lifeboat.  Obviously in some distress, the boy who was visiting the area, was suffering from the effects of cold and shock.
 
Once safely aboard, he was taken around the headland and returned to his relived parents and to the care of the local HM Coastguard team.
 
 
ENDS
For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn, Criccieth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07554445316 or ifergwyn@hotmail.com

Byline: At 6.52pm on August 20th, 2013 volunteer crew members from Criccieth's RNLI lifeboat station launched for the third time in one afternoon, following reports of a teenage swimmer unable to return ashore near Borth y Gest.
Page Content:

HM Coastguard requested the launch of both of the station's lifeboats to an area seaward of Borth y Gest called Carreg Goch, where the teenage boy was last seen trying to get ashore with the aid of his body-board.  Conditions were deteriorating due to a strong flooding spring tide and strengthening wind. 
 
The station's Atlantic 85 class lifeboat, Doris Joan, was first on scene, quickly joined by its inshore rescue boat, Margaret a Nantw which had launched from Borth y Gest.  It was directed towards the boy's location by a nearby fisherman.  As the lifeboat approached, the boy was seen getting out of the water.  A crew member was placed ashore to assess the casualty and help him aboard the lifeboat.  Obviously in some distress, the boy who was visiting the area, was suffering from the effects of cold and shock.
 
Once safely aboard, he was taken around the headland and returned to his relived parents and to the care of the local HM Coastguard team.
 
 
ENDS
For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn, Criccieth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07554445316 or ifergwyn@hotmail.com