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Byline: At 5pm on Wednesday the 20th of August, 2014 volunteer crew members from Criccieth’s RNLI lifeboat station were tasked to go to the aid of two people stranded on Ballast Island, near Porthmadog.
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The couple, on holiday from the
London area, had walked from Portmeirion up the estuary towards Ballast Island
at low tide.  Not being aware of local tidal conditions, they had become
marooned on the island and required the services of Criccieth’s Atlantic 85
class lifeboat, Doris Joan.

The lifeboat promptly made-way from
Criccieth and quickly located the couple who were cold but otherwise unharmed.
 Once aboard the lifeboat, they were transferred the short distance to
Porthmadog.

Following the incident, Criccieth’s
Lifeboat Operations Manager, Peter Williams commented “I would urge anyone
venturing onto the estuary’s sands at low tide, to be aware that the incoming
tide travels swiftly in the estuary.  Today’s rescue demonstrates how
quickly people can become trapped by the water – thankfully their particular
location was high enough to seek safety and await the lifeboat”.

 

ENDS

For further information, please
contact Ifer Gwyn, Criccieth Lifeboat Press Officer & Crew on 07554445316
or Ifer_Gwyn@rnli.org.uk 

Byline: At 5pm on Wednesday the 20th of August, 2014 volunteer crew members from Criccieth's RNLI lifeboat station were tasked to go to the aid of two people stranded on Ballast Island, near Porthmadog.
Page Content:

The couple, on holiday from the London area, had walked from Portmeirion up the estuary towards Ballast Island at low tide.  Not being aware of local tidal conditions, they had become marooned on the island and required the services of Criccieth's Atlantic 85 class lifeboat, Doris Joan.

The lifeboat promptly made-way from Criccieth and quickly located the couple who were cold but otherwise unharmed.  Once aboard the lifeboat, they were transferred the short distance to Porthmadog.

Following the incident, Criccieth's Lifeboat Operations Manager, Peter Williams commented "I would urge anyone venturing onto the estuary's sands at low tide, to be aware that the incoming tide travels swiftly in the estuary.  Today's rescue demonstrates how quickly people can become trapped by the water - thankfully their particular location was high enough to seek safety and await the lifeboat".

 

ENDS

For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn, Criccieth Lifeboat Press Officer & Crew on 07554445316 or Ifer_Gwyn@rnli.org.uk