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SteveH

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Re: AIR/SEA RESCUE...2015 RNLI
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2015, 12:48:07 PM »
LIFEBOAT: Llandudno's all-weather lifeboat was launched last night to rescue a Conwy-based fishing vessel stuck without power a mile of Penmaenmawr.

The skipper of the 24-foot Susie Mo II, who was alone on board, had radioed Holyhead Coastguard to ask for help after the engine of his boat failed, leaving the craft adrift and unable to recover its deployed fishing gear.

When the lifeboat arrived at the scene, the RNLI station mechanic was transferred from the lifeboat to the stricken craft; working with its skipper he was able to resolve the engine problem, enabling the 'Susie Mo II'  to recover her nets before proceeding under her own power into the River Conwy to a safe berth at Conwy quay wall, escorted all the way by the lifeboat.

By 10.30pm hrs the lifeboat had returned to Llandudno and been made ready for her next mission.

SteveH

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Re: AIR/SEA RESCUE...2015
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2015, 02:44:34 PM »
SAR over Little Orme Sat 01/8/15

QUARRY RESCUE: A man was rescued after becoming stuck at a quarry after attempting to rescue his pet dog.
The man got into difficulty when he tried to rescue the dog who had become trapped on a slope at the Little Orme quarry in Llandudno.

A search and rescue helicopter from Caernarfon and volunteers from Llandudno Coastguard team were called to the incident at 9.30am on Saturday.
A coastguard spokesman said both the man and dog were checked out at the scene and sustained no injuries.


SteveH

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Re: AIR/SEA RESCUE...2015 RNLI Westshore
« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2015, 05:14:41 PM »
Saw the ambulance and inshore lifeboat tearing down Gloddaeth Ave earlier................

RESCUE: Two women had to be rescued today after marooning themselves on Llandudno's sandbanks.
The pair were said to be "oblivious" to the changing tides which the RNLI say is a common and serious problem among holidaymakers.REFDP

I have just had a rethink about the above, looking out from Westshore at the flats......tide changes.... is the first thing I would think of...... :o

Hugo

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Re: AIR/SEA RESCUE...2015
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2015, 05:24:00 PM »
There is one sandbank there in particular which is very dangerous and someone died a few years ago after they became stranded on it.   They did have a life raft on one of the sand banks but not one on the worst sandbank which seemed strange.
I'm not sure if they did eventually put a life raft on the worst sandbank but I have a vague memory that it was removed at the end of the Summer season.
I bet Norman08  would have a better memory of the incident than I have.

norman08

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Re: AIR/SEA RESCUE...2015
« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2015, 05:33:48 PM »
Yes think the last one was a young lad from town ,they could hear the shouting from the Lilly but couldn't,t see anything ,  Steve what they mean is the whole channel is changing ,if you stand up on the stiale looking down low tide you can see the change , yes Hugo we think that pontoon should be moved or another one put there ,I also think the hut is in the wrong position now (by the toll house )should be in the middle like it was before .

Hugo

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Re: AIR/SEA RESCUE...2015
« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2015, 06:01:50 PM »
I can't understand why they don't have a pontoon there permanently, after all accidents can happen any time of the year.    That channel has been changing over the years and is probably worse now than it has ever been.
Our Taid Samuel used to warn your Dad and my Mam about it when they lived in the Penmorfa cottages and that was in the 1920's, he also warned them about quicksand in that area.

Ian

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Re: AIR/SEA RESCUE...2015
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2015, 07:21:55 PM »
Curious;  the most dangerous quicksands in the world are off the West UK coast between Cardiff and North Blackpool.  When the boys were young we took them over to Hilbre Islands every year.  Perfectly safe if you know the route and the tides. Oh - and have a watch. But estuaries all round the UK are lethal, mainly because we have some of the highest tidal ranges in the world.  But sadly some visitors see the exposed sandbanks as inviting and never give a thought to things like the tide.
“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”   ― Michel de Montaigne

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.



Hugo

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Re: AIR/SEA RESCUE...2015
« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2015, 10:12:39 PM »
Now you tell me about Hilbre Island Ian!       We are due to go for a walk there this year so we'll have to watch out for the quicksand, but  forearmed is forewarned and I think I'll make sure that Tellytubby and Rhuddlan lead the way.     $good$         ;D

Ian

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Re: AIR/SEA RESCUE...2015
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2015, 08:22:47 AM »
I'm sure you already know the route, Hugo, but for anyone else you set off from W Kirby boating lake and aim for the left-most and tiniest islands of the three. That keeps you to the sandstone bar the entire way. It's the return that sometimes catches folk out, as it seems solid between Hilbre itself and W Kirby, but the only safe route is to retrace your steps across to Little Eye then turn towards W Kirby and aim for the boating lake.
“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”   ― Michel de Montaigne

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.

Hugo

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Re: AIR/SEA RESCUE...2015
« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2015, 08:49:31 AM »
I don't know the route Ian as I've never been there before but Tellytubby and Rhuddlan have on a number of occasions.     I'll follow their steps but will be about 20 yards behind them in case the sands have shifted.        ;D

Ian

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Re: AIR/SEA RESCUE...2015
« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2015, 09:33:47 AM »
It's a great walk, Hugo, and a lovely place to visit. Middle Island is our favourite, as it has a fascinating cave on the NE side.
“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”   ― Michel de Montaigne

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.

Hugo

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Re: AIR/SEA RESCUE...2015
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2015, 11:21:41 AM »
Thanks Ian,  I'll remember that.   I don't know when we'll get around to doing it though as we have a few walks lined up already but we are looking forward to doing it as soon as we can.

SteveH

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Re: AIR/SEA RESCUE...2015 RNLI
« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2015, 01:51:48 PM »
Ambulance and RNLI heading for Westshore again..........

SteveH

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Re: AIR/SEA RESCUE...2015 RNLI
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2015, 03:40:12 PM »
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Ambulance and RNLI heading for Westshore again..........

AND AGAIN...........15.39pm


UPDATE....This is the earlier incident ........
LUCKY HOLIDAYMAKERS: Over a dozen people were brought to safety by Llandudno RNLI crews today after the incoming tide had begun to maroon them all on the sandbanks off the resort's West Shore.

 Belatedly realising the danger they were in, some had apparently begun to wade thigh deep in the water across the treacherous and rapidly-filling North Deep channel to reach safety.

Following a 999 call from a member of the public, Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat and Llandudno coastguard were scrambled to the scene just after 1.30pm.REFDP

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Re: AIR/SEA RESCUE...2015 RNLI /Coastguard
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2015, 04:03:35 PM »
Re second call out...........

HOLIDAYMAKER TRAPPED: Llandudno's RNLI Lifeboat is currently out rescuing another holidaymaker from the sand banks in the West Shore of Llandudno. 12 have been rescued so far today from the same place.