D770 “Mary Maxwell” Inshore Lifeboat – Services 2018

30/3/2018.  2150. North Wales Police informed the UK Coastguard Co-ordinating centre in Holyhead, that clothes had been found on Rhyl beach, opposite the Pavilion Theatre. Local coastguard teams were paged, but it soon became clear due to the tide and sea conditions, that extra resources would be required to carry out a shoreline search. A jacket had been found on the beach and it was unclear where the owner had gone to. Both the inshore, and all-weather lifeboat were launched, this being the first launch for the all-weather boat. Other items of clothing were found by the coastguards further down the beach, but wee not directly associated with the initial find.
The area between Rhyl Harbour and Garford road past Splash Point were thoroughly searched using searchlights and parachute flares to illuminate the area, but nothing was found.
After nearly two hours of searching, nothing had been found, and as no-one was reported missing from the area, the search was called off with a possible extra check in daylight the following day. The lifeboats returned to station at just after midnight on Saturday.

Photos courtesy of Ian Olsen, Station Officer at Rhyl coastguard.
Path of ILB Path of ILB ILB launching ILB searching

16/2/2018. 2315.  ILB crew paged to assist North Wales Police and coastguards, to search for a male in the water off the Pavilion Theatre. As the crew were assembling, the UK coastguard at Holyhead were informed by the police that the incident had been resolved, and the crew were stood down at 2321. Classed as a standby.

1/1/2018. 1121. The ILB crew were paged after the UK coastguard at Holyhead received a report of a fully-dressed male in the water by the Events Arena on Rhyl promenade. As the crew were assembling, the coxswain saw the man had now left the water and was sitting on a bench in the arena. The local coastguard team were then directed to the man, and the lifeboat crew were stood down. Classed as a standby, completing at 1145.

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