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Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat called to capsized dinghy

Lifeboats News Release

At 9.00am on Monday the 7th of August 2017, Criccieth's volunteer Lifeboat Crew were tasked to attend to a capsized dinghy near Borth y Gest.

Criccieth's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat

RNLI/Ifer Gwyn

Criccieth's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat
The Station's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, Doris Joan, was on scene within less than 20 minutes of the call being made and quickly righted the dinghy. The topper-style dinghy, which still had its sail attached, was unmanned.

The dinghy's number was reported to Holyhead Coastguard who were able to confirm that the boat had been reported missing from Pwllheli the previous day. The dinghy was taken under-tow and bought back to Criccieth, where she was moored to a buoy near Criccieth beach to await collection.

The Lifeboat was recovered and made ready for service by 11.00am.

The Station received a further emergency call later in the morning - a young child had been reported missing on Black Rock Beach - which was cancelled as the Crew mustered for launch.

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