Video shows how fast the tide at West Shore can come in

LIFESAVERS underwent a training session following a number of callouts to the sandbanks along West Shore. 

RNLI Conwy Lifeboat, together with members of Llandudno Coastguard, joined the session to learn about the changes to the shifting banks. 

Video footage was captured to show how fast the tide can come in.

On Facebook, Conwy Lifeboat posted: “One of our helms, Danny, captured this footage in real time to show just how fast the tide comes in, cutting off the banks from the shore and how quickly they become fully submerged.”

On August 9, Conwy RNLI Lifeboat launched to help two people on the sandbanks near black rocks. 

A spokesperson from Conwy RNLI said: “Our volunteer crew pagers were sounded just after 5.30pm and our inshore lifeboat, The May-Bob, was launched with three volunteer crew members.

“On arrival on scene it was established that the two people had waded back to the safety of the shoreline so the crew undertook a sweep of the shore and other sandbanks to ensure everyone’s safety.”

On August 7, The May-Bob, was launched to assist “multiple sets of persons” on the sandbanks near West Shore. Just after 4pm, a second launch was conducted after two people and a dog got into difficuty. 

The RNLI have shared the following safety advice: 

  • Before you head out, make sure it is safe, check the tide tables.
  • While you are out, be aware of your surroundings and the tide’s direction.
  • Check local tide times and be safe.

For tide times and information, visit the NCI Cabin on West Shore. 

For further safety information, click here

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