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Llandudno RNLI volunteers go to aid of youngsters on the rocks

HOLYHEAD Coastguard alerted the Llandudno Lifeboat at 13.29pm on Monday 7 September, requesting a search of the area between Llandudno Pier and the Happy Valley Toll House after reports of two girls stranded by the incoming tide.

Llandudno’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson found the two teenagers on the rocks and evacuated them to safety from the rising water.

Lifeboat Helm Andy Jones said ‘A member of the crew had to go ashore to assist the casualties to make a safe transfer to the inshore lifeboat.

‘We were then able to hand them over to the Llandudno Coastguard team waiting on the shore nearby. Thankfully neither had come to any serious harm.”

Captain Marcus Elliott, Llandudno Lifeboat Operations Manager added: ‘I would reiterate the need for everyone, whether local or not, to check tide times if they are planning to walk around the beaches in the area, both at today’s location but particularly at the resort’s west shore, where being cut off by the tide is a common cause of lifeboat call outs.”

Pic. Jonathan Coe/RNLI

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