Llandudno lifeboat crew called to car in sea at Colwyn Bay

A PHOTO shared by a ifeboat crew shows the dramatic moment that a car disappeared beneath the sea at Colwyn Bay.

Llandudno inshore lifeboat were sent to assist stranded vehicle on Tuesday (March 29).

North Wales Pioneer: Map shared by Llandudno RNLI.Map shared by Llandudno RNLI.

Llandudno’s inshore lifeboat Dr. Barbara Saunderson was on a training exercise when it was called in HMC Holyhead to assist the Coastguard Team in an attempted recovery of a stranded vehicle.

North Wales Pioneer: Image shared by Llandudno RNLI.Image shared by Llandudno RNLI.

The inshore lifeboat was diverted from exercise in Llandudno Bay to Porth Eirias Colwyn Bay to join the Llandudno Coastguard Team in an effort to recover a stranded vehicle from the incoming tide. Unfortunately the joint attempt with members of the public was unsuccessful, but more importantly there were no casualties from the incident.


People watched from the shore as the vehicle disappeared as the tide came in.

RNLI crew member Luke Heritage explained: “Regrettably we could not achieve a recovery but did leave a marker buoy as a navigational aid for a submerged hazard.”

The lifeboat and crew of three returned to Llandudno to complete their exercise and recover to shore.

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