5/4/2021.0146. ILB crew paged to assist police and ambulance with an incident at the Marine lake, Rhyl. A person had been recovered from the lake, but HM Coastguard at Holyhead requested the ILB launch to search the lake’s easterly area. Nothing was found, and so the ILB was recovered and the crew returned by road to station, returning at 0250.
18/3/2021. 1238. ILB tasked to report of person in the water off Prestatyn. Coastguard also tasked. As the ILB was about to launch, the coastguards reported the object had come ashore, and was a balloon!. All units stood down at 1252. Classed as a standby.
15/3/2021.2151. ILB requested to launch to support a police incident in the water off the events arena by the boathouse. The ILB launched and was on scene within 2 minutes. Police reported to Holyhead coastguard, the casualty had come back ashore and the incident had been resolved. The ILB was stood down, and returned to station at 2212.
13/3/2021. 1432. The ILB crew were paged after the UK Coastguard at Holyhead received a 999 call to say a kite surfer appeared to be in danger off Splash Point, Rhyl.
The ILB was launched within four minutes as some crew were already at the station after an exercise that morning. The crew launched and proceeded to the location, to find the kite surfer had returned safely to the beach, but had become detached from their board. Once local coastguard volunteers were on scene with the casualty, the lifeboat crew then returned to sea, and carried out a quick search for the missing board. Due to the large heavy surf near the beach, they were not able to do a comprehensive search. The coastguards were informed the board was still missing, but all were safe, and so the lifeboat returned to station at 1510.
13/2/2021. 0854. ILB launched to recover dog which was stuck on a sandbank off the boathouse with a rapidly-incoming tide. The owner had dialled 999. The ILB launched and helped the dog ashore back to it’s owner. The ILB returned to station at 0920.
5/2/2021.2254. Both boats paged to assist with a police incident in the water at Pensarn. The ILB launched and was en route when Holyhead Coastguard reported the incident was concluded. The AWB had got to the water’s edge and was stood down. Classed as standby for the AWB.
1/2/2021.1523. ILB launched to investigate numerous reports of objects in the water between Rhyl and Abergele. Lots of items and logs found, but these were not linked to the missing vessel . The ILB returned to station at 1715.
31/1/2021. 1531. Both boats launched to reports from members of the public about objects floating in the water between Colwyn Bay and Talacre. Both boats searched the area shown for nearly 3 hours, and some unknown fishing gear was recovered. The boats returned to station at 1815 due to failing light.
29/1/2021/0806. 6 RNLI lifeboats continued search for missing fishing vessel Friday. HM Coastguard have now called the search off. Rhyl ILB was stood down and returned to station at 1600. Rhyl AWB was stood down and returned to station at 1800.The alarm was first raised yesterday morning for the missing vessel. Yesterday, 7 RNLI lifeboats joined the multi-agency search, with some lifeboats out for nearly 12 hours at sea. Llandudno, Rhyl, Conwy, Beaumaris, and Hoylake RNLI joined Coastguard teams and other emergency services in the search which lasted until 2200 last night. Crews from Llandudno, Rhyl, Hoylake, and Conwy all launched this morning to help search for the missing fishing vessel and its crew. Both lifeboats from Rhyl and Llandudno were requested to launch by HM Coastguard shortly after 8am this morning. Hoylake AWB launched shortly after 0850 and Conwy launched their ILB at 0907.he search coordinated by HM Coastguard has continued all day. That evening, HM Coastguard have now confirmed that the search for a missing fishing boat off the North Wales coast with three crew members on board has been stood down. Lifeboats from Rhyl returned to station at 1726.
28/1/2021.1109. A search got underway off the coast of North Wales this morning (Thursday) following concerns for an overdue fishing vessel with three people onboard. The AWB and ILB from Llandudno were launched around 1030. They were requested by Holyhead Coastguard to search an area off Llanddulas. The ILB from Conwy was launched at 1048 to assist in the search. The AWB and ILB from Rhyl launched at 1110 to assist in the search, which also includes a Coastguard Rescue Helicopter and a fixed wing aircraft. At 1430, Beaumaris ILB was launched to search around the Puffin Island area. Hoylake AWB were also requested to assist in the search. The Shannon class all-weather lifeboat launched just after 5pm. The search carried on until darkness, and all boats were stood down, Rhyl returning to station at 2159.
24/1/2021.2330. Both of Rhyl’s RNLI lifeboats were paged to assist police, ambulance and the local volunteer coastguard team, in searching for a person around the Horton’s Nose beach area at the entrance to Rhyl harbour. The inshore lifeboat was launched and arrived on scene just as the person was located in the area around the sand dunes at the rear of the harbour master’s office. A crew member went ashore to assist with the recovery of the casualty into the ambulance, and then went back to the lifeboat, which then returned to station.
Due to the tide rapidly going out of the harbour, the all-weather lifeboat remained at the waters’ edge ready to launch to assist at sea, but was not required. (Classed as standby for this boat).
Both boats were back on station by 1 am on Monday.