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Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat responds to broken down jet-ski

Lifeboats News Release

At 6.00pm on Thursday the 11th of August, 2016 volunteer crew members from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat station responded to a call from HM Coastguard to a stricken jet-ski near Mochras Point.

The call came as the crew prepared for their routine, weekly exercise launch.  The jet-ski had fouled its impeller close to shore.  All three occupants had swum ashore before calling for assistance.


The jet-ski was taken under tow by the station’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Doris Joan, and returned to the safety of the beach and to the care of Harlech HM Coastguard.


ENDS

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

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