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Rhyl & Flint Lifeboats help dolphin

A dolphin which had become stranded on sandbanks in the River Dee has been released into deeper water. Flint RNLI lifeboat launched at around 11.30am this morning and proceeded to Airbus UK’s loading facility, just downstream from Saltney Ferry. The dolphin was in difficulty and required help to reach deeper waters. With a representative from […]

Rhyl Lifeboat Service to Sick Diver

Rhyl Lifeboat was launched to a dive boat 11 miles north of the boathouse, after a diver coming up was stung on the face by a jellyfish. A helicopter was not available, and so it was agreed that the dive boat would motor towards Rhyl to meet the lifeboat. This was accomplished about 6 miles […]

Rhyl Lifeboat Medevac Service

Rhyl Lifeboat launched for a medical evacuation from an accommodation vessel for the windfarms, 5 miles off Rhyl. A helicopter from RAF valley was in the area and was also tasked. Both units arrived on scene at the same time, so the lifeboat stood off until the winchman was lowered from the helicopter on to […]

Dingy Rescue

Prestatyn beach lifeguards informed Holyhead Coastguard that there were 2 people in an inflatable, about 400 metres out from the beach. This is in the busy shipping channel to the Port of Mostyn, a busy waterway used frequently by windfarm support vessels and jack-up rigs. The Rhyl RNLI inshore lifeboat was paged and was on […]

Service to a cabin cruiser

Rhyl Lifeboat was launched on service to a cabin cruiser broken down approximately 1 mile North of Kinmel Bay. Once on scene the lifeboat passed a tow a brought the boat into Rhyl Harbour where Rhyl Coast Coastguard assisted with mooring the vessel on the pontoon.

Rhyl Lifeboat Exercise Argo

On the 30th of April, Rhyl’s All-Weather Lifeboat along other agencies including RAF Sea King 122 & the Windfarm’s Emergency Response Team, took part in 3 exercises at the Gwynt Y Mor Windfarm off the coast of Rhyl. Rhyl Lifeboat was first tasked along with Sea King 122 to search for a “man-overboard” from a […]