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Police request Flint RNLI lifeboat assistance

Lifeboats News Release

Holyhead Coastguard requested the launch of Flint RNLI lifeboat to assist North Wales Police with an incident at the Flintshire Bridge.

Flint RNLI volunteers were called at just after 9pm on Wednesday evening (23 November). They proceeded to Connah's Quay where they launched at 9.16pm, reaching the Flintshire Bridge at 9.30pm. The lifeboat was stood down at 10.12pm following a call from the Flint Coastguard Rescue Team.

The lifeboat and its volunteer crew returned to Connah's Quay, was recovered, and returned to Flint and was ready for service at 11.45pm.

Media contacts:

For more information please contact Richard Polden Flint RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, telephone 01352 711185 or 07496 770576 or call Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.

Notes to editors:

  • Flint lifeboat station has been operating since 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint
  • Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew have responded to 16 calls to date in 2015 and saved four lives, and assisted seven others.
  • Potential lifeboat volunteers, and enquiries regarding the station's lifeboat fundraising appeal, contact Alan Forrester on 07785 593247
  • Flint RNLI celebrated its 50th anniversary in May 2016

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