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Barmouth RNLI lifeboat launches to small cabin cruiser

Lifeboats News Release

In response to a request from UK Coastguard, Barmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched on Friday (31 March) to the aid of a small cabin cruiser reported to be drifting unattended in the main channel.

Visibility was clear with a moderate sea and southerly force 3 wind blowing. From the UK Coastguard report, it was not clear if anyone was aboard the boat.

The RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 3.03pm, they launched the lifeboat at 3.07pm and were on the scene at 3.13pm.

It was quickly established that there was no-one on board the vessel and after a thorough search of the area a line was attached to the boat and it was towed to a mooring near Penrhyn Point. The owners of the boat were on the shore and informed the volunteer crew that the boat must have slipped its moorings.

The lifeboat and its volunteer crew returned to the station at 3.50pm and was ready for service by 4.00pm.

Media contacts:

For more information please contact Norma Stockford, Barmouth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07917 245882 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk

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