Flint Lifeboat Station responds to report of drifting inflatable

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI lifeboat was tasked by Holyhead Coastguard to assist following a report of an inflatable drifting out to sea from Talacre.

The first all female RNLI lifeboat crew from Flint responded to a report of an inflatable drifting out to sea. The lifeboat was called at 1:30pm, launched at Greenfield and proceeded to Talacre, where on arrival the lifeboat was stood down as two people had been assisted ashore by a kayaker.

The lifeboat returned to Greenfield, where it was recovered and returned to Flint where it was refuelled and ready for service at 2:45pm

Report from Richard Polden Flint RNLI volunteer press officer, telephone 01745590331 or 07496770576

Notes to editors

  • Flint RNLI lifeboat station was established 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint
  • Since 1966 Flint Lifeboat has launch over 700 times, saved 100 lives, and rescued a further 148 people.

· Flint lifeboat and its volunteers responded to 14 calls in 2018

· Flint lifeboat and its volunteers have responded to 7 calls in 2019 and assisted 4 persons

· Potential lifeboat crew and fundraising volunteers, contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247

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Richard Polden, Flint RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 01745590331 or 07496770596 or Danielle Rush, RNLI Media Relations Manager in Wales on 01745585162 or 07786668829 or RNLI Press Office 01202336789.

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