WATCH: ‘Extremely hazardous’ inshore lifeboat launch

The RNLI has released footage of the Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat being launched.

“Although on paper this might have appeared to be a fairly routine operation, it was in fact a particularly challenging situation for the volunteer crew who put to sea,” says Llandudno lifeboat operations manager, Marcus Elliott. “The weather and sea conditions were actually extremely hazardous because of the strong on shore easterly winds and the freezing temperature.”

The crew was tasked to search the coastline near Little Orme and Penrhyn Bay for a member of the public who had been caught out by the incoming tide had scrambled up the lower cliffs. With the inshore lifeboat on scene the coastguard team helped the casualty walk along the shoreline to safety.

“It is important for the public to think about the local dangers, I would reiterate the need for everyone, whether local or not, to check tide times if they are planning to walk around the area’s beaches, especially as being cut off by the tide is a common cause of lifeboat call outs and even more dangerous in the winter when sea temperatures are low,” says Elliott.

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