Monday, 14 September 2009

Both Cardigan RNLI lifeboats involved in sea search after hoax call

Both Cardigan RNLI lifeboats were involved in a massive search operation of the coast between Cardigan and Newport last Monday evening – but the call turned out to be a hoax.

Also called out on the search were Fishguard lifeboat and the Rescue helicopter 122, from RAF Valley. The Coastguard had had reports of a vessel that may have been in difficulty in the area.

Volunteer RNLI crews at
Cardigan launched both the Atlantic and D-class lifeboats from the Poppit HQ.

Both boats had reached
Newport when all vessels were told by the Coastguard to stand down due to the call being a hoax.


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