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Byline: At 3.55pm on Wednesday the 6th of August 2014, Criccieth’s RNLI lifeboats were tasked to conduct a search following reports of walkers stranded on a sandbank near Samson’s Bay. This incident was followed by a call to a broken down fishing boat.
Page Content: During the first incident, HM Coastguard requested the launch of both lifeboats following a call by a member of the public, reporting two walkers stuck on a sandbank south of Samson’s Bay.  The station’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Doris Joan, was promptly launched from Criccieth, whilst the station’s inshore rescue boat, Margatet a Nantw, was transported by road to Borth y Gest and launched from the slipway.  Also in attendance was RAF Valley’s search and rescue helicopter, which was en-route to Ysbyty Gwynedd with a casualty from an earlier, unrelated incident.  


A comprehensive search was conducted along the estuary by both vessels and the helicopter.  It was concluded, and later confirmed, that the walkers had in fact been kayakers making their way back towards Black Rock Sands and were not in need of assistance.  The incident was recorded as a false alarm with good intent.

Both boats were stood-down from the search; whilst the inshore rescue boat returned to Borth y Gest for recovery, HM Coastguard requested that the Atlantic 85 lifeboat attend to a broken down fishing vessel.  The 5 metre boat, named Jimini, had suffered engine failure north of Mochras.  On-board were 5 persons, two adults and three teenagers.  Once on scene, the lifeboat secured a towing line and towed the stricken boat to Mochras lagoon where it was placed on a mooring.

On Sunday the 10th of August, the station will be hosting its annual open day.  The open day is an opportunity for members of the public to come along and see the station’s lifeboats close-up and meet members of the volunteer crew.  There will also be live music, activities and stalls raising money for the charity.    

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

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Byline: At 3.55pm on Wednesday the 6th of August 2014, Criccieth's RNLI lifeboats were tasked to conduct a search following reports of walkers stranded on a sandbank near Samson's Bay. This incident was followed by a call to a broken down fishing boat.
Page Content: During the first incident, HM Coastguard requested the launch of both lifeboats following a call by a member of the public, reporting two walkers stuck on a sandbank south of Samson's Bay.  The station's Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Doris Joan, was promptly launched from Criccieth, whilst the station's inshore rescue boat, Margatet a Nantw, was transported by road to Borth y Gest and launched from the slipway.  Also in attendance was RAF Valley's search and rescue helicopter, which was en-route to Ysbyty Gwynedd with a casualty from an earlier, unrelated incident.  

A comprehensive search was conducted along the estuary by both vessels and the helicopter.  It was concluded, and later confirmed, that the walkers had in fact been kayakers making their way back towards Black Rock Sands and were not in need of assistance.  The incident was recorded as a false alarm with good intent.

Both boats were stood-down from the search; whilst the inshore rescue boat returned to Borth y Gest for recovery, HM Coastguard requested that the Atlantic 85 lifeboat attend to a broken down fishing vessel.  The 5 metre boat, named Jimini, had suffered engine failure north of Mochras.  On-board were 5 persons, two adults and three teenagers.  Once on scene, the lifeboat secured a towing line and towed the stricken boat to Mochras lagoon where it was placed on a mooring.

On Sunday the 10th of August, the station will be hosting its annual open day.  The open day is an opportunity for members of the public to come along and see the station's lifeboats close-up and meet members of the volunteer crew.  There will also be live music, activities and stalls raising money for the charity.    

ENDS

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