Criccieth RNLI Lifeboat launches following reports of kayak adrift

Lifeboats News Release

At 10.30 am on Saturday August 31st, 2019 Criccieth’s Atlantic 85 class Lifeboat was launched following reports of a kayak adrift near Borth y Gest.

Criccieth’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, Doris Joan

RNLI/Ifer Gwyn

Criccieth’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat
As the Lifeboat launched from Criccieth, a passing sailing dinghy took the kayak undertow into Porthmadog harbour. This enabled the Lifeboat Crew to instantly begin a search of the area in case the kayak’s occupant was in the sea.

Following a complete search of the area, the Crew and UK Coastguard were confident that there was no occupant and that the craft had been taken into the sea unmanned due to high tides and rough seas.

The Crew were stood down and returned to Station at 11.15am.

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