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Winter call-out for Abersoch RNLI following report of a kitesurfer in difficulty

THE volunteer crew of Abersoch RNLI were paged at 11.08am on Saturday (Dec 5) to reports of a kitesurfer in difficulty off Macroes beach.

With a keen northerly wind blowing and a moderate sea-state the lifeboat was launched at 11.20am and arrived on scene within 5 minutes where the casualty had managed to return to the beach.

With the casualty in the care of HM Coastguard the lifeboat went to retrieve the kitesurfer’s equipment from the sea and then returned to the lifeboat station. Both the lifeboat and crew kit was then thoroughly washed down and sanitised and left ready for service.

An Abersoch RNLI spokesperson said: ‘We want to reassure the community that we are still here for them throughout the winter months and should you spot anybody in difficulty, or if you get into difficulty yourself, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard. Always have a means of calling for help and let someone know your expected return time’.

Photo: Aberosch RNLI

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