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Byline: At 3.45pm on Tuesday the 15th of July, 2014 volunteer crew members from Criccieth’s RNLI lifeboat station were tasked to an incident near Portmeirion, in which a 7 year old boy was stuck on a sandbank.
Page Content: ​The lifeboat crew transported the station’s inshore rescue boat, Margaret a Nantw, to a launching site near Minffordd, before making their way downstream towards Portmeirion.  The boy had earlier swam across a channel to a sandbank near the village’s hotel, but was unable to return ashore as the ebbing tide was fast flowing.​

Once on-scene, a crew member was placed on the sandbank and led the boy safely towards the lifeboat. He was then transported the short distance back ashore by boat.  The lifeboat was later recovered at Minffordd.
Following the incident, Criccieth’s Lifeboat Operations Manager, Peter Williams commented “This young boy was lucky that he was spotted on the sandbank in difficulty.  The water flowing in the channel which separated him from the mainland was around 10 feet deep and very fast flowing. Without our assistance he would have been stuck for sometime and been very cold.”
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For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn, Criccieth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07554445316

Byline: At 3.45pm on Tuesday the 15th of July, 2014 volunteer crew members from Criccieth's RNLI lifeboat station were tasked to an incident near Portmeirion, in which a 7 year old boy was stuck on a sandbank.
Page Content: ​The lifeboat crew transported the station's inshore rescue boat, Margaret a Nantw, to a launching site near Minffordd, before making their way downstream towards Portmeirion.  The boy had earlier swam across a channel to a sandbank near the village's hotel, but was unable to return ashore as the ebbing tide was fast flowing.​

Once on-scene, a crew member was placed on the sandbank and led the boy safely towards the lifeboat. He was then transported the short distance back ashore by boat.  The lifeboat was later recovered at Minffordd.

Following the incident, Criccieth's Lifeboat Operations Manager, Peter Williams commented "This young boy was lucky that he was spotted on the sandbank in difficulty.  The water flowing in the channel which separated him from the mainland was around 10 feet deep and very fast flowing. Without our assistance he would have been stuck for sometime and been very cold."

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For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn, Criccieth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07554445316