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Byline: Six persons were brought ashore after being stuck on a sandbank when the incoming tide surrounded them
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Rhyl’s volunteer lifeboat crew were paged at 1.36pm on Monday 18 August 2014, after the local beach lifeguards reported two adults and four children, stuck on a large sandbank off central Rhyl. The tide had come in around them, and they were now over 100 metres from the shore. One of the lifeguards had gone across the gulley to help the group, and calm them until the lifeboat arrived. The party included four small young children, who would not be able to wade back through the water between the bank and the shore. 

The Coxswain at the station immediately started proceedings to launch the Inshore lifeboat, and the boat was at the water’s edge within 4 minutes of the alert. The crew then took the boat to the sandbank, and all the people and the lifeguard were taken on board, and returned to the lifeboat house for a warm-up. No medical attention was required. The service was completed by 2.03pm. This was a good example of the co-operation between the lifeguards and the lifeboat crew.

This is the first call-out for the new IB1 Inshore lifeboat “Mary Maxwell” (D770), which arrived on station on the 12 August. It is hoped the boat will be named later this year.

Byline: Six persons were brought ashore after being stuck on a sandbank when the incoming tide surrounded them
Page Content:

Rhyl's volunteer lifeboat crew were paged at 1.36pm on Monday 18 August 2014, after the local beach lifeguards reported two adults and four children, stuck on a large sandbank off central Rhyl. The tide had come in around them, and they were now over 100 metres from the shore. One of the lifeguards had gone across the gulley to help the group, and calm them until the lifeboat arrived. The party included four small young children, who would not be able to wade back through the water between the bank and the shore. 

The Coxswain at the station immediately started proceedings to launch the Inshore lifeboat, and the boat was at the water's edge within 4 minutes of the alert. The crew then took the boat to the sandbank, and all the people and the lifeguard were taken on board, and returned to the lifeboat house for a warm-up. No medical attention was required. The service was completed by 2.03pm. This was a good example of the co-operation between the lifeguards and the lifeboat crew.

This is the first call-out for the new IB1 Inshore lifeboat "Mary Maxwell" (D770), which arrived on station on the 12 August. It is hoped the boat will be named later this year.