Late night call out for Llandudno RNLI following reports of paddle boarder struggling in the water

LIFESAVERS were called out following reports of a person struggling in the water.

This was the fourth alert this week for Llandudno RNLI.

The D Class lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson launched at 10.25pm on Tuesday, June 8.

In darkness, the volunteer crew, along with colleagues from the Llandudno Coastguard Team, conducted a brief shoreline search before establishing the sighting was a paddle boarder returning to the beach and did not require assistance.

The emergency services were therefore stood down.

Luke Heritage, lifeboat station mechanic, said: “Although this soon turned out to be a false alarm with good intent the crews still have to respond to all eventualities and be ready to launch to all emergency calls.”

On Monday, June 7, Holyhead Coastguard alerted Llandudno Lifeboat to a stranded angler.

Lifesavers travelled to Pigeon’s Cove on the Great Orme.

A spokesperson for the lifeboat said: “Llandudno’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson made way as quickly as possible to the scene of the emergency and proceeded to evacuate the casualty from the shore as daylight was rapidly fading.

“The lifeboat then returned to the old Llandudno slipway nearby to handover the casualty to the Llandudno Coastguard Team.”

North Wales Pioneer | Llandudno