TWO lifeboats from Rhyl’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) station were called to reports of a broken-down vessel near Talacre last weekend.

Pagers sounded early on the morning of April 28 for both Rhyl’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats, which launched at 1.23am to look for the casualty.

With the inshore lifeboat arriving on the scene first and locating the disabled vessel, the crew took it under tow and brought it into deeper water, away from the dangers of the beach.

The tow was then transferred to the larger more powerful all-weather lifeboat for the longer trip back to Rhyl Harbour, arriving there at 3.30am.


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Once the casualty vessel had been secured and handed to the awaiting Rhyl Coastguard team, the lifeboats returned to the Rhyl station by 5am.

Paul Archer-Jones, duty coxswain, said: “This call shows another example of the fantastic teamwork between all crew on both boats, the shore crew and the Coastguard.

“We train regularly for moments such as these, and I would like to express my gratitude to all crew members and Rhyl Coastguard personnel for what ended up as a very successful rescue.”