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Byline: Both of Rhyl’s lifeboats were alerted after Holyhead Coastguard paged the crew at 3.09 on Monday morning, 16 December 2013.
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Both of the lifeboats and their volunteer crews were called out to assist North Wales Police officers, who were searching for a male who had entered the sea off Robin Hood camp and could not be seen, on the border between Rhyl and Prestatyn.

The inshore lifeboat arrived on scene and fired a parachute illuminating flare. By the light of this, police officers saw the male in the water. They waded out and managed to reach him, and the inshore lifeboat crew then beached and helped police get him into the lifeboat.

As the man was showing signs of being hypothermic, he was taken into the lifeboat with a police officer, and taken to Rhyl Lifeboat Station where he was transferred to an ambulance. The all-weather lifeboat was stood down before launching.

Local coastguards were also called out and assisted on scene and at the boathouse. This was a successful multi-agency effort.

For further information please contact Holyhead Coastguard or North Wales police press office.

Byline: Both of Rhyl's lifeboats were alerted after Holyhead Coastguard paged the crew at 3.09 on Monday morning, 16 December 2013.
Page Content:

Both of the lifeboats and their volunteer crews were called out to assist North Wales Police officers, who were searching for a male who had entered the sea off Robin Hood camp and could not be seen, on the border between Rhyl and Prestatyn.

The inshore lifeboat arrived on scene and fired a parachute illuminating flare. By the light of this, police officers saw the male in the water. They waded out and managed to reach him, and the inshore lifeboat crew then beached and helped police get him into the lifeboat.

As the man was showing signs of being hypothermic, he was taken into the lifeboat with a police officer, and taken to Rhyl Lifeboat Station where he was transferred to an ambulance. The all-weather lifeboat was stood down before launching.

Local coastguards were also called out and assisted on scene and at the boathouse. This was a successful multi-agency effort.

For further information please contact Holyhead Coastguard or North Wales police press office.