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2014 Shouts Aug 14 People on Sandbank Aug 13 Horse in mud Aug 05 Two Swimmers Jul 23 Inflatables Jul 14 Missing Surfer Jun 08 Missing man at Wallog May 18 Dinghy in trouble May 16 Jetskiers separated Apr 27 'Pan Pan' transmission Apr 17 Man and dog cut-off Mar 23 Jetskiers on sand bank Mar 15 Two stuck on cliffs Mar 09 Engine problems Feb 27 Two Cut-off by tide Feb 20 Missing Person

2013 Shouts Aug 16 Constitution Hill Jul 19 Inflatable at sea Jul 17 Distressed Person Jul 13 Missing Girls Apr 27 Canadian Kayak Apr 27 Kite surfer Mar 01 Dyfi Object Feb 16 Missing Man Feb 15 Missing Man Feb 15 Missing Man

2012 Shouts Dec 17 Missing Man Oct 02 April Jones Sep 09 Missing Woman Aug 24 Inflatable Aug 23 Small boat Aug 15 Fisherman cut-off Aug 11 Dingy in difficulty Aug 11 Kayak Aug 09 Missing boys Aug 01 Windsurfer Jul 25 Capsized Dinghy Jul 24 Missing person Jun 09 Flooding May 27 Inflatables May 26 Inflatables May 22 Fishermen Cut-off May 07 Capsized boat May 06 Missing Person Apr 28 Missing Kayaker Apr 08 Missing boy Mar 23 Cut-off by tide Feb 22 Boat after dark Feb 15 Missing Person

2011 Shouts Nov 05 Person in water Oct 01 Injury in Dunes Aug 22 Man in water Aug 17 Broken down boat Aug 13 dog over cliff Aug 03 Two cliff fallers Aug 02 Person in water Jul 31 Persons cut-off Jul 27 Distressed woman Jul 25 Person in water Jul 02 Broken down PWC Jun 22 Swamped craft Jun 26 Broken down 17' boat Jun 11 Family cut-off Jun 04 Broken down Motorboat Jun 03 Distressed person Apr 30 Rescue 18 year old Apr 23 Jet Ski aground Mar 15 Search in Estuary Mar 13 Missing person Mar 8 Missing person

2010 Shouts Oct 9 Surfers in difficulty Oct 1 Night Launch Sep 9 People Cut off Aug 30 Yacht in danger Aug 13 Swimmers in difficulty Aug 12 Speedboat sinks Aug 9 People Cut off Aug 9 Dog falls over cliff Aug 5 People Cut off Jul 23 People Cut off Jul 21 Person Cut off Jun 19 Jetskier in water Jun 19 Kayaker in difficulty May 9 People Cut off Jan 2 Night Launch

2009 Shouts Sep 19 Airlift to Hospital Aug 6 People cut-off Aug 6 Power boat Jul 6 Person cut-off Jun 24 Injured man Apr 13 Dog Mar 29 Injured person 2009 Additional 9

2008 shouts Sep 20 Jet Ski injury Aug 25 Jet Ski Aug 24 Canoes Aug 23 Cliff climber Aug 06 Sailing Dinghies Aug 06 Person on Cliff Jul 29 Jet Ski Jul 26 Powered boat Jun 04 Fishing Boat May 31 Inflatable May 24 Powered boat May 24 Inflatable Apr 27 Powered boat Mar 26 Rowing boat Feb 17 People cut off 2008 Additional 10

2007 shouts Oct 23 Climbers Sep 01 Ordnance Aug 27 Catamaran Aug 24 Canoes Jul 15 Jet Ski Jun 25 Person at risk May 06 Powered boat 2007 Additional 14

2006 shouts Nov 04 Man on Rocks Sep 11 Inflatable Jul 08 Windsurfer Jun 25 Powered Boat Jun 15 Cliff Faller Jun 11 Inflatable Jun 10 Powered Boat Jun 10 Inflatable Mar 25 Kite Boarder Jan 03 Human Body 2006 Additional 9

2005 shouts Aug 09 Raft Jul 24 Inflatable Jul 17 Jet Ski Jul 16 Swimmer Jul 14 Powered Boat Jun 27 Person on sandbank May 29 Horse in sea May 06 People cut off May 01 Jet Ski Apr 17 Powered Boat Apr 15 Cliff Faller Mar 28 Powered Boat Feb 27 Powered Boat Jan 23 Cliff Climbery 2005 Additional 12

2004 shouts Oct 31 Raft Sep 09 Inflatable Aug 29 Powered Boat Aug 26 Canoe Aug 11 Inflatable Jul 21 Stranded climbers Jul 10 Person at risk Jun 13 Small vessel Jun 13 Person & Dog May 30 Powered Boat May 30 People cut off May 10 Powered Boat Apr 25 Powered Boat 2004 Additional 10

2003 shouts Aug 24 Inflatable Aug 24 Inflatable Aug 13 Powerboat Aug 05 Inflatable Aug 05 Inflatable Aug 05 Inflatable Jul 15 Inflatable Jul 15 Inflatable Jul 15 Inflatable Jul 15 Inflatable Jul 14 PWC Jul 07 Yacht IDNO Jun 29 Inflatable Jun 29 Inflatable Jun 29 Dinghy Jun 01 Aircraft Jun 01 Speedboat May 15 PWC Ap 24 Cliff faller Apr 18 Kite Surfer Apr 18 Inflatable Apr 03 Person on Cliff Mar 23 Climber 2003 Additional 7

2002 shouts Oct 22 Men overboard Oct 06 Person stranded Aug 26 Missing child Aug 24 Jet Ski Aug 18 Person in danger Aug 16 Inflatable Dinghy Aug 16 Person stranded Aug 10 Person in danger Aug 08 Surfboards Jun 02 Jet Ski May 19 Boy on cliff May 11 4 People cut-off 2002 Additional 16

2001 shouts Nov 16 Recovery of body Oct 12 Person in danger Sep 22 Person overboard Sep 22 Two people cut off Aug 27 Missing person Aug 25 Two people stranded Aug 23 Dinghy Rub 1 Aug 2 Six people cut off Jul 29 Jet Ski Jun 24 Person in sea Jun 19 Three people stranded Jun 4 Person in danger Apr 28 Powerboat Redstar Apr 15 Horse and Rider Jan 28 Coastguard injured Jan 28 Person fallen on cliff 2001 Additional 8

2000 shouts Dec 10 Aberdovey ilb Aug 23 Sailing Dinghy Aug 23 Rubber ring Aug 22 Five cut off Aug 13 Jet Ski Jul 22 Inflatable Jul 22 Sailing Dinghy May 01 Dinghy Apr 30 Three cut off Apr 13 Tender Mar 19 Small craft Feb 26 Jet ski 2000 Additional 8

1999 shouts Sep 04 Bather Aug 08 Jet Ski Aug 08 Sailing Dinghy Aug 06 Inflatable toy Aug 1 Powerboat Jul 11 Inflatable dinghy Jul 11 Motor boat Jul 10 Two men cut off Jun 26 Jet Ski Jun 14 Five cut off Jun 11 Dog cut off May 30 Motor boat May 27 Man cut off 1999 Additional 9

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1978 effective services Oct 29 Persons Cut-off Oct 20 2 Cut-off Aug 26 Speedboat Aug 18 2 Cut-off Aug 13 Yacht Aug 07 4 Canoes Jul 18 Man Cut-off Jul 01 Rubber Dinghy Jun 18 Speedboat May 20 4 Cut-off

1977 effective services Oct 09 Speedboat Aug 27 Yacht Jul 29 2 Cut-off Jul 09 Sailing Dinghy Jul 09 Rubber Dinghy Jul 06 Yacht Jul 06 Rubber Dinghy Jun 09 Dinghy

1976 effective services Sep 02 6 Canoes Aug 30 Yacht Aug 27 Rubber Dinghy Jul 27 Dinghy Jul 24 2 Cut-off Jul 21 Sailing Dinghy Jul 16 Person on Cliff Jul 12 Person on Cliff Jul 11 Rubber Dinghy Jun 23 3 Cut-off May 23 Speedboat May 23 Yacht Apr 19 Dinghy

1975 effective services Sep 02 Person on Cliff Aug 29 Swimmer Aug 04 Small Boat Jul 12 Swimmer Jul 06 Dinghy May 08 Missing Persons Mar 31 Person on Cliff

1974 effective services Aug 27 Rubber Dinghy Aug 18 Dinghies Aug 05 Power Boat Jul 21 Speed Boat Jul 20 Canoeists Jul 02 Yacht Jun 25 Skin Divers

1973 effective services Sep 06 Dinghy Aug 07 People Cut-off May 23 Fishing Boats Apr 23 Sailing Dinghy

1972 effective services Aug 18 Canoes Aug 07 Simmers Aug 06 Sailing Dinghy Jul 16 Rowing boat

1971 effective services Sep 02 Trapped on rocks Aug 11 Persons cut off Aug 05 Stranded on rocks Aug 05 Rowing Dinghy Jul 17 Speedboat Jul 17 Sailing Dinghy Jun 15 Motorboat Jun 02 Rubber Dinghy Jun 01 Trapped on Cliff May 30 Yacht May 02 Motorboat Apr 21 Trapped on Cliff Apr 12 Canoe Apr 11 Stranded on Cliff Apr 10 Speedboat

1970 effective services Oct 10 Fishing Boat Aug 23 People cut off Aug 04 Rubber Dinghy Jul 19 Dinghy Jun 17 Youth on Cliff

1969 effective services Sep 14 Dinghy Aug 15 Youths cut off Aug 01 Bather May 29 Pram Dinghy Apr 20 Motor Dinghy

1968 effective services Aug 24 Motor Launch Aug 07 Persons cut off Jul 30 Boy on cliff Jun 15 Powered Dinghy May 17 Motor Launch Apr 14 Speedboat

1967 effective services Aug 15 Man on rocks Aug 07 Bathers Jul 25 Boys on cliff Jul 20 Dinghy

1966 effective services Aug 20 Diver Aug 20 Persons cut off Jul 19 Fishing boat

2014 Shouts

2014, August 14 - People cut-off on sandbank at Ynyslas.

Lifeboat called out to reports of a people cut-off on a sandbank at Ynyslas. The lifeboat crew made their way to Ynyslas in a moderate sea, but by the time they got there the people had made their way safely to shore so the lifeboat was stood down. Crew was Pete, Amos and Rhys.

2014, August 13 - Horse and rider stuck in Mud.

Lifeboat called out to reports of a horse stuck in mud in the mouth of the river Leri. The horse had bolted and ran into the River Leri, becoming stuck in mud, so the owner followed the horse into the river. HM Coastguard were called out and Milford Haven paged the lifeboat. As the lifeboat was about to launch the Coastguard reported that the horse had been extricated so the lifeboat was stood down. Crew was Pete, Emma, Freddie and Gavin.

2014, August 5 - Two Swimmers in difficulty.

Lifeboat called out to reports of two people in the water off Ynyslas. The people had managed to return to the beach after the lifeboat launched but before they arrived on scene. All safe and well so the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station. Crew was Amos, Martyn and Dunk. Derek on the tractor.

2014, July 23 - Inflatables blown off-shore.

Borth RNLI lifeboat crew recovering an inflatable.

Borth lifeboat launched to reports of inflatable drifting out to sea. The lifeboat recovered an empty inflatable whilst the local HM Coastguard unit ensured that no persons were missing from the beach. The lifeboat continued to search until HM Coastguard confirmed.

Lifeboat was then tasked to another rubber inflatable drifting out to sea, as they were just about to be recovered. A little girl was stung by a jelly fish, so she left her rubber ring and ran to her mum on the beach. The lifeboat recovered the empty inflatable.

These incidents illustrate how dangerous inflatables can be when the wind is blowing out to sea. This is known as an 'off-shore' wind.

2014, July 14 - Missing Surfer.

Aberystwyth and Borth lifeboats were asked by HM Coastguard to assist in a search for a surfer reported in difficulty. The surfer was spotted from the Glengower and Aberystwyth lifeboat was tasked to search for him. Borth was called later as he was not found in the initial search.

HM Coastguard stood the lifeboats down after the lifeboats completed a full search in difficult conditions with poor visability.

The surfer reported is believed to be a local surfer who regularly paddle boards from Aberystwyth to Borth. He was spoken to on the beach at Borth, where his father was waiting for him.

2014, June 8 - Missing man at Wallog.

A man reported missing was found safe and well after a search by Aberystwyth Coastguard, Aberystwyth and Borth RNLI lifeboats, Dyfed-Powys Police and the Police Helicopter. The RNLI lifeboats were diverted from exercise to take part in the search.

The man was found by Borth lifeboat on the beach just north of Wallog. Members of the lifeboat crew spoke to him and escorted him back to Wallog where they were met by the Police and members of the Coastguard team.

2014, May 18 - Dinghy in trouble off Ynyslas.

At 3:30pm the lifeboat was called out to reports of a dinghy in trouble off Ynyslas. The boat had just launched when it was stood down as the dinghy was safely ashore. Crew was Tim, Amos and Bean.

2014, May 16 - Jet skiers separated from craft.

The lifeboat was called out at 9pm to reports of a lost jest ski. The people on the Jetski had crashed and became separated from their vessel in the Dyfi Estuary. They made their way to shore and were met by the local HM Coastguard team, who confirmed that everyone was safe. The lifeboat continued the search until they found the drifting Jetski and recovered it back to the Ynyslas Boatyard. Crew was Tim, Martyn, Gavin and Simon.

2014, April 27 - 'Pan Pan' transmission.

RNLI Borth and Aberystwyth Lifeboats were asked by HM Coastguard to investigate of a 'pan pan' message being transmitted in the area. The 'pan pan' was detected on the Borth lifeboat at 10:30 am, whilst they were out on exercise, and also picked up by the HM Coastguard rescue coordination centre. After an extensive search of the area nothing was found and the lifeboats were stood down.

2014, April 17 - Man and his dog cut-off by the tide.

Borth and Aberystwyth RNLI Lifeboats were called out this evening at 9:30 to a report of a man and his dog cut-off by the tide. The boats had just launched when the HM Coastguard at Milford Haven called to say that the casualties were safe, so the boats were stood down and told to return to station.

2014, March 23 - Jet skiers stuck on a sand bank.

Borth and Aberdyfi lifeboats launched on service to Jet skiers stuck on a sand bank in the Dyfi estuary. The Jet skiers got themselves off the bank, so the lifeboats were stood down.

2014, March 15 - Called to report of two people stuck on cliffs.

Borth ILB launched on service just before 6pm to reports of two people stuck on a cliff near Constitution Hill. Borth ILB and the two Aberystwyth IL B's were asked to stand by while HM Coast Guard cliff rescue team attempted to recover the two casualties and it was decided the safest way to rescue them was with the assistance of RAF Rescue Helicopter 122. Both casualties were winched to safety by the helicopter and were handed over to Coast Guard cold but unharmed. Borth and Aberystwyth IL B's were stood down and returned to station. Borth ILB crew were Tim, Rhys and Freddie. Well done to all the rescue crews involved a job well done!!

2014, March 9 - Inflatable boat, with two people on board, with engine problems.

Borth ILB launched to an inflatable boat, with two people on board, with engine problems just past Borth reef. With the tide coming in the decision was made to tow the boat and its occupants in to Borth beach. This was carried out successfully and boat and casualties were safe and well. Crew was Martyn Davies (helm) Rhys Gardner and Rob Clark. Well done all.

2014, February 27 - Called to rescue two people trapped on cliffs

Borth inshore lifeboat (ILB) launched on service at 4:44pm to rescue two people trapped on cliffs by a rising tide near Clarach. Borth ILB made a beach landing in a tight spot and rough seas, picked up the two casualties then transferred them to Aberystwyth lifeboat who were waiting nearby to transfer them back to Aberystwyth harbour. The Borth Crew were Pete Davies (Helm), Anwen Davies and Tim Ellis-Clark. Job well done everyone!

2014, February 20 - Called to assist in the search for a missing person

Borth ILB launched on service at 19:00hrs to assist in the search for a missing person near Constitution Hill. Person found safe by police and ILB stood down before going to sea.

2013 Shouts

2013, August 16 - Called to Constitution Hill

Borth RNLI inshore lifeboat launched on service, heading to constitution hill. Soon after the boat was launched the crew was stood down as the situation had been dealt with by the Police and the Coastguard.

2013, July 19 - inflatable was seen blowing out to sea.

Crew was paged at 6:30: an inflatable was seen blowing out to sea. The boat was launched and searched for a casualty. A youth on the beach advised the coastguard that it was his and that it was empty duo the crew was stood down. Crew was Anwen, Pip, Martyn and Rob.

2013, July 17 - Called to support a distressed person

The crew were paged at 8:57pm and told to launch immediately to aid a distressed person. Soon after the boat was launched the crew was stood down as the situation had been dealt with by the Police and the Coastguard. This was D-760 first shout tonight, all ended well.

2013, July 13 - Called to search for missing girls

The crew launched to support the Coastguard in a search for two missing 13 year old girls. The girls were walking from Ynyslas to Borth and were overdue. The beach was very busy and the lifeboat started to ask people along the way. Both girls were found safe and well by the Coastguard.

2013, April 27 - Canadian Kayak with a sail struggling in the windy conditions

The second call of the day came at about 3:30pm after the RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, Ron Davies, spotted a small Canadian Kayak with a sail struggling in the windy conditions. Ron phoned the HM Coastguard coordination centre to advise them and they asked the lifeboat crew to check whether the Kayak needed any assistance.

The lifeboat was launched and proceeded towards Aberystwyth. They caught up with the Kayak off Aberystwyth main beach and spoke to the two occupants. The people on board advised that they were finding the conditions challenging and so were heading for Aberystwyth harbour. The lifeboat crew were concerned that the tide state and conditions would make entry to the harbour difficult, so they checked the entrance and came back to advise the Kayak to land on South beach instead. The Aberystwyth Coastguard team and some of the RNLI Aberystwyth lifeboat volunteers were on hand to assist them to land safely and recover their craft.

The Borth RNLI volunteer crew was Derek Nixon(Helm), Martyn Davies and Rob Clark. It was Derek's first service as a qualified Helm. The tractor was driven by Dylan Evans, with Tim Ellis-Clark assisting as shore crew.

Dave Reynolds, a Volunteer Deputy Launch Authority at Borth lifeboat station, said: "This is another great example of the dedication and professionalism of the Borth RNLI volunteers who gave up their Saturday afternoon to assist people."

2013, April 27 - kite-surfer in difficulty

The first call of the day happened at 2:35pm when the HM Coastguard coordination centre received reports of a kite-surfer in difficulty off the beach at Ynyslas. HM Coastguard requested that the Borth lifeboat be launched to assist.

Whilst the lifeboat was proceeding to the scene a second report came in that the a kite-surfer had abandoned his kite and was making his way to shore. Once on scene the lifeboat crew confirmed with the local Borth Coastguard team that the kite-surfer was safely ashore, and they then gathered the kite into the lifeboat.

After a search and again checking with the local Coastguard team, it was confirmed that both calls referred to the same Kite-surfer, so the lifeboat returned to station and reunited the kite-surfer with his kite.

The Borth RNLI volunteer crew was Martyn Davies (Helm), Pippa Nicholas and Gavin Loynes as crew, with Dylan Evans driving the tractor.

2013, March 01 - Investigate an object floating in the Dyfi

Borth RNLI lifeboat volunteers were called out at 6:30 pm to work alongside Aberdyfi lifeboat and the HM Coastguard in a search for a for an object seen floating in the Dyfi. The HM Coastguard and Police were searching on land.

Nothing was found on scene and Borth and Aberdyfi IL B's were stood down at 10:30 pm.

Many thanks to the Borth Lifeboat Crew for their work, Pete Davies (helm), Gez Evans, Rob Clark and Derek Nixon. It was very cold out there.

2013, February 16 - Missing Man

2013, February 15 - Missing Man

2013, February 15 - Missing Man

The RNLI volunteer crew has launched three times, twice on Friday and once on Saturday.

The 3 RNLI Shouts were to look for a local man who has been missing since Thursday night, Dyfed Powys police (@DyfedPowys) were concerned for his well being.

Both Aberystwyth (@aberlifeboat) boats launched first the Borth lifeboat was paged at 4:29pm. The lifeboats searched the coastline from Borth to Aberystwyth.

Borth stood down about 6:30pm. The second shout was at 8:10pm, as there was a report of a man matching the description sitting by the Borth RNLI boat house on his way to get chips!

The coastline search was from Borth up to the Borth and Ynyslas golf course then back down to Wallog again. The crew came back in around 10pm. It was a long night for the crews.

The RNLI Borth and 2 Aberystwyth lifeboats all launched again on Saturday to continue the search.

2012 Shouts

2012, December 17 - Missing Man

Borth RNLI lifeboat volunteers called out at 6:38 pm to aid the HM Coastguard in a search for a missing person. ILB conducted a shoreline search towards Aberystwyth. At the same time Aberystwyth lifeboat were searching under Constitution Hill. The HM Coastguard and Police were searching on land.

The missing man was found safe and well by Dyfed Powys Police.

2012, October 2-8 - Borth and Aberdovey RNLI assistance in the search for missing April Jones.

Between 2 October - 8 October, RNLI lifeboats from Aberdovey and Borth spent 87 hours assisting with the search operation.

Aberdovey RNLI

Between 2 October - 5 October, RNLI volunteers from Aberdovey were actively involved in the search for 30 hours. There were approximately 15 volunteers involved, this includes lifeboat crew, tractor drivers and launch authorities.

The RNLI lifeboat covered a distance of approximately five to six miles along to estuary.

Over the weekend, the RNLI crew were also out responding to requests from HM Coastguard based on information being fed by members of the public. This is not included in the 30 hours.

Borth RNLI

The Borth volunteer crew were involved in searching for April from 2 - 8 October. Borth lifeboat launched each day apart from Sunday 7th.

Borth RNLI launched or changed volunteer crews on 15 occasions over the period, and spent a total of 57 hours participating in the operation.

As there were four crew on each launch, plus between two and three support staff, the total man hours spent was approximately 372 (Tue 58, Wed 83, Thurs 66, Fri 56, Sat 50, Mon 59). The man hours includes time spent refuelling, transporting and cleaning the lifeboat.

A total of 18 individual crew and five support staff were involved at different stages.

Borth searched the six miles of the Dovey River from the Estuary as far up as Derwenlas.

Borth launched on Sunday (7 October) as part of the normal training schedule and searched the beach and coastal areas. This was not part of the operation.

Video of the Borth lifeboat on BBC website taken on 4Th October.

Borth RNLI lifeboat searching the Dyfi Estuary on 4 October 2012

2012, September 9 - Missing Person

Borth RNLI lifeboat volunteers called out at 9:18 pm to aid the HM Coastguard in a search for a missing person. ILB conducted a shoreline search along Borth beach. Heading north whilst HM Coastguard searched on shore. When RAF Rescue 122 arrived on scene, they and the coastguard unit began searching the sand dunes at Ynyslas, whilst the lifeboat searched in the Estuary.

Aberdyfi lifeboat was also called and aided the search in the estuary. The Borth lifeboat continued along the Leri and by midnight had arrived at the Ynyslas Boatyard.

At this stage RAF Rescue 122 helicopter needed to return to base as its fuel was low. It was decided to recover the lifeboats and continue the search on shore.

The Borth HM Coastguard unit was also stood down to give them a rest before they intended to resume at first light. The Aberdyfi SAR team was asked to continue the search through the night. At 4:30am the Aberdyfi SAR located the casualty and requested the assistance of paramedics and coastguard to evacuate the casualty to hospital.

Aberdyfi SAR report on the search.

BBC News report - Aberystwyth woman in hospital after major search operation

She was found at Ynyslas Sand Dunes in the dune nearest the point.

2012, August 24 - Inflatable Dinghy

Borth Lifeboat launched at about 6pm to reports of an inflatable dinghy being blown offshore. The lifeboat found an unoccupied dinghy a mile offshore, and searched for any casualties in the water. At the same time the local Coastguard unit contacted people on the beach who informed them that the dinghy had blown off without anyone in it. Once confirmed that everyone was safe the lifeboat returned to station.

2012, August 23 - Small boat

At about 8pm in the evening the volunteer lifeboat crew was paged. The lifeboat was requested to investigate reports of a small boat in difficulty off Borth beach. Before the lifeboat arrived on scene the local HM Coastguard unit had contacted the occupants of the craft who had already returned to the beach. The Coastguard confirmed that the small boat had never been in any difficulty, so the lifeboat returned to station and the crew quickly cleaned the lifeboat and packed up so that they could go home and finish their suppers...

2012, August 15 - Fisherman cut-off

Borth RNLI lifeboat was called out to help an individual fishing on the rocks under Borth Head. The tide was rising and not due to be high for two hours. The forecast was that the sea swell would rise and there was concern over the position he was in. Upon speaking to the individual, he advised that he had climbed down the cliff and was content that he would stay where he was for the next few hours, even though he was cut-off. As a result the lifeboat advised about the expected weather and returned to station.

2012, August 11 - Dinghy in difficulty

The RNLI lifeboats from Borth and Aberdovey were called out at 5pm on Saturday afternoon to aid a dinghy sailor in difficulty two miles off the beach at Ynyslas.

The inexperienced dinghy sailor had got into difficulty in off-shore winds and was being blown out to sea. When he realised that he was unable to return to shore in the conditions he waved for help and was spotted by two Personal Water Craft (PWC) riders who stayed with him to provide support. His predicament was reported to the HM Coastguard co-ordination centre at Milford Haven, who called out the RNLI lifeboats from Borth and Aberdovey.

The Aberdovey lifeboat was directed to the dinghy by one of the PWC riders and Borth lifeboat was able to locate and follow Aberdovey lifeboat. The sailor was located beyond the outer bar buoy at Aberdovey, approximately two miles off Ynyslas beach, from where he had launched.

The sailor was taken on board the Aberdovey RNLI lifeboat for the journey back to the beach at Ynyslas, so that he could be reunited with his family. Whilst his craft was taken back to the beach aboard the Borth lifeboat.

Once safely ashore the sailor expressed his relief and thanks, whilst his partner made a donation at the Borth lifeboat station to show her appreciation for the help provided by the RNLI volunteer crews.

Borth lifeboat volunteer Rhys Pugh-Evans said 'This rescue shows the dangers of going to sea in winds that are blowing from the shore, making it difficult for inexperienced sailors to return to shore. Sailors should be aware that winds that blow away from the beach, known as off-shore winds, often feel light near the beach and become stronger as you go further out to sea.'

2012, August 11 - Empty Kayak

Borth lifeboat crew called out to investigate an empty sea kayak spotted drifting off Borth Beach.The owner was identified safely ashore, the kayak had drifted out to sea on the tide. She apologised for causing the call out, and made a handsome donation to support the work of the RNLI, thanking the crew for their swift response.

2012, August 9 - Missing boys

Borth RNLI inshore lifeboat (ILB) launched and RNLI Lifeguards were asked to aid HM Coastguard in search for two missing boys. The boys were found safe and well in Borth.

2012, August 1 - Windsurfer in difficulty

Borth ILB launched to report of windsurfer in difficulties in the Dyfi estuary. ILB proceeded to alternative launch site due to conditions at lifeboat station but stood down on route as windsurfer had been assisted ashore by another vessel. Helm - Peter Davies, Crew - Martyn Davies & Rhys Pugh-Evans. Tractor - Amos Bewick

2012, July 25 - Capsized Dinghy

At 8:53 pm in the evening Borth ILB was called to a report of two people in the water whose inflatable had deflated, ILB searched from boathouse heading north, crew found inflatable and Borth coastguard confirmed that the owners were safe ashore. Helm - Pete Davies crew - Martyn Davies, Rhys Pugh-Evans, Rob Clarke. Tractor - Amos Bewick

2012, July 24 - Missing person

RNLI Borth and Aberystwyth lifeboat crews were called out at 1:50 pm and conducted a shoreline search and searched the coastal path, for signs of a missing young person. HM Coastguards had searched from either end of coast path as well. Police in Aberystwyth received information that the person had gone on a bus. Everyone was stood down just after 3 pm.

2012, June 9 - Flooding of the Leri

Borth RNLI lifeboat crew being winched up into RAF Rescue 122

The volunteer crew of Borth inshore lifeboat launched at 4.30am Saturday 9 June and the charity's Flood Rescue Team was deployed at 6.15am to arrive at the scene at 10am.

Borth inshore lifeboat launched onto the River Leri at Dol-y-Bont at the request of the Coastguard to support Coastguard Rescue teams, Powys police, the ambulance service. The lifeboat launched to rescue a disabled man in a flooded caravan. The launch was requested as the RAF helicopter was 20 minutes flying time away.

The disabled man was rescued by the Coastguard, so after assessing the situation, the RNLI crew secured their D class lifeboat at the river bank to stand by while people were evacuated from the site by helicopter and road. Those rescued were taken to Borth lifeboat station where they were given blankets and tea and assessed by paramedics.

The force of the river current, with the amount of debris in the water, made returning to their original launch site too dangerous and once everyone had been evacuated, the crew decided to secure the lifeboat and were airlifted to safety by helicopter so that they could continue to help with the search of camp sites. The lifeboat was later recovered back to Borth lifeboat station.

WalesOnline.org.uk - Volunteers recognised for their efforts during floods.

WalesOnline.org.uk - Report about Borth RNLI Volunteers recognised for their efforts during floods.

rnli.org.uk - RNLI Flood Rescue Team, Borth lifeboat and Aberystwyth lifeboat respond to Welsh floods.

ITV News - 150 people rescued from floods around Aberystwyth. This includes a video, taken from RAF Rescue 122, of the Borth crew being transferred back by helicopter to continue the search operations and an interview with Borth Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Dave Reynolds.

ITV.com - Rescue Operation after severe flooding in wales.

BBC News - Wales flooding: Major rescue continuing near Aberystwyth.

BBC News - In pictures: Flood rescues in mid Wales.

The RNLI's Flood Rescue Team was deployed at 6.15am and arrived at Aberystwyth with a D class inshore lifeboat and Arancia rescue latter in the day. They then helped other emergency services to search areas of the town affected by the flooding to ensure that everyone had been safely evacuated.

The Flood Rescue Team, which is supported by Toolstation, is made up of volunteer crew and staff from the charity's 236 lifeboat stations around the UK and Republic of Ireland. They are specially trained in swift water rescue and are available at 24-hours notice to deploy anywhere in the world where waterborne search and rescue is needed due to natural disaster.

Both Aberystwyth lifeboats also launched, acting as 'goalkeepers' at the mouth of the river in case anybody was washed down stream. They were also called to reports of a raft with four people on-board in the river. Volunteer crew inboard the Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat swiftly launched and recovered the raft and it was confirmed that the four missing people were safe and well on land.

At 9pm the Flood Rescue Team and volunteer crews from Borth and Aberystwyth lifeboat stations were stood down.

The response by the local community was really impressive.

The people who had been evacuated were all in great spirits.

When they started to arrive at the Borth lifeboat station at 5:30am there was no milk for tea and coffee, and several of them, tongue in cheek, offered to go back home to fetch some. All the evacuated people were really understanding as there was standing room only even after the Coastguard had opened up their building as well.

The Borth volunteer fire crew managed to wake up a local shop (Premier Stores) owner who provided eight pints of milk free of charge and some more biscuits.

The RNLI volunteer manning the lifeboat station phone was impressed by the number of people who rang in asking what they could do to help.

Some bread, cheese and ham magically appeared at the station and that was much appreciated. Later on a local family brought in some cakes that they had baked (the tired and hungry RNLI and Fire crews really liked those).

Once the Youth centre was opened up the Ambulance service started to ferry people from the lifeboat station to there, hopefully everyone could then have a seat.

The area seemed eerily quiet yesterday, but everyone was still asking what they could do to help.

The people of Talybont, Dol-y-bont, Llandre, Penrhyncoch, Llanbadarn, Bow Street and Borth (amongst others) should be proud of yourselves and your local professional and volunteer rescue services (Police, Fire, Coastguard, Ambulance, RAF and RNLI).

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were, Pete Davies(Helm), Pip Nicholas, Gavin Loynes and Lee Trubshaw. The tractor driver was Derek Nixon. Searching and supporting the Coastguard on foot were Gez Evans, Mikey Bailey, Amos Bewick and Rob Clark. Manning the station and communications were Alun Jenkins and Dave Reynolds.

Mikey Bailey needs a special mention, as part of his duty required that he rescued his wife and three young children from his own house as the flood waters started to enter the property.

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2012, May 27 - 4 People on inflatables

On Sunday 27 May two inflatable dinghies were being blown offshore near Ynyslas. There were three teenage boys and a teenage girl on board the dinghies. The Aberdovey RNLI lifeboat had already been called and had taken all four on board by the time the Borth RNLI lifeboat arrived on scene. Two of the teenagers were suffering from the effects of being in the cold water. Therefore all four were quickly transferred to the Borth lifeboat and taken to the shore near the Ynyslas spit in the mouth of the Dyfi Estuary to the waiting HM Coastguard unit and Ambulance. The two who were suffering from the effects of the cold water were attended by the Ambulance crew at the scene.

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were, Derek Nixon(Helm), Rhys Gardiner, Gavin Loynes and Rob Clark. The tractor driver was Dylan Davies. Pip Nicholas, Simon Hulse and Tim Ellis-Clarke were also on hand to help.

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2012, May 26 - 4 People on inflatables

Borth RNLI lifeboat returning from shout

On Saturday 26 May at around 3pm the Borth RNLI lifeboat was called out to rescue four people who were in two inflatable dinghies tied together. They had set out to go fishing from the beach near the Golf Course Car Park at Ynyslas. The weather on Saturday was a balmy 27 degrees and although the winds felt light near the shore they were from the East and averaging 25 knots out at sea. The inflatables quickly got into trouble and could not return to the beach without help.

When the lifeboat arrived at Ynyslas the Borth Coastguard unit directed the boat to the vicinity of the dinghies. The lifeboat quickly found them, rescued the four occupants, two men and two women in their twenties, and brought them safely back to the beach. Despite the warmth of the day the people were cold, but they did not need any medical assistance, so they were helped ashore and left with the Borth HM Coastguard unit.

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were, Martyn Davies(Helm), Tim Elli-Clarke and Pip Nicholas. The tractor driver was Amos Bewick. Lee Trubshaw, Gavin Loynes and Simon Hulse were also on hand to help.

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2012, May 22 - Fishermen Cut-off

Borth RNLI lifeboat launching at night to Fishermen cut-off

At 9:47pm on Tuesday evening the Borth volunteer crew pagers went off and everyone dropped everything and headed for the lifeboat station.

On arrival the crew were told that two fishermen were cut-off by the tide under Borth Head. The local Borth HM Coastguard were at the scene. As the boat was preparing to launch, the crew were advised that the Coastguard had met two people who had scrambled to safety up the cliffs. It was decided that the best action was to continue with the launch and to search the base of the cliff in case these were not the fishermen that had been spotted.

After a short search it was determined that no one else was there, so the lifeboat returned to station.

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were, Pete Davies, Amos Bewick and Gavin Loynes. The tractor driver was Lee Trubshaw.

This was Gavin's first shout, so we would like to say 'Well Done!' and 'Thanks' to Gavin for volunteering, and it is great to see him put his training to good use.

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2012, May 7 - Capsized boat

During the afternoon of Bank Holiday Monday (7 May) two men sailing a catamaran got into difficulty in the Dyfi estuary when something snapped and the boat capsized. They were both well prepared for the conditions but unfortunately they found it impossible to right the catamaran. They decided that the best course of action would be to paddle the craft up the river Leri and into Ynyslas Boatyard.

After two hours they managed to get into the mouth of the Leri but unfortunately they got snagged on a buoy and could go no further. It was now dark and they were considering their options when someone walking a dog spotted them and reported their predicament.

The Borth RNLI inshore lifeboat crew was paged at 9:35pm for an immediate launch. The crew assembled and the lifeboat was launched and proceeded to the scene. The Aberdovey RNLI lifeboat crew were also called out to assist.

The upturned boat was located by the Borth HM Coastguard who directed the Borth lifeboat to the casualties. The Borth lifeboat found the two men in good spirits, and took them on-board. The casualties were dropped off at the Ynyslas Boatyard and the lifeboat returned to assist the Aberdovey lifeboat, who were recovering the capsized boat. The Aberdovey crew righted the catamaran and it was towed into the boatyard.

The Borth RNLI helm, Martyn Davies, said; "This rescue shows the importance of staying with the boat. The casualties must have been tempted to try to swim for shore, but in strong currents and darkness they could have got into real difficulty."

He added

"It was much easier for us to spot the boat and rescue the occupants than trying to find two people in the water in total darkness."

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were, Martyn Davies, Pip Nicholas and Dylan Davies.

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2012, May 6 - Missing Person

After completing a Helicopter exercise with the RAF Rescue 122 helicopter the Police requested, via HM Coastguard at Milford Haven, that the Borth inshore lifeboat carry out a shore line search of the coast from Borth head to Aberystwyth. Due to very calm conditions the lifeboat was able to get very close to the shore. The search was carried out with no sighting of the missing person.

The Borth volunteer lifeboat crew were Amos Bewick, Derek Nixon, Kieran Mathews and Rhys Gardiner.

This was Kieran and Rhys' first service.

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2012, April 28 - Missing Kayaker

At around 4pm on Saturday (28 April), both the Aberdovey and Borth RNLI inshore lifeboats were asked by HM Coastguard to launch and assist in a search for a missing kayaker.

RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews from both the Aberdovey and Borth RNLI inshore lifeboat stations launched and searched the Dyfi estuary for a kayaker who was missing from a group that had set off from Machynlleth earlier in the day.

The RNLI lifeboats searched the north side of the estuary. The search was started by the Aberdovey lifeboat whilst the Borth lifeboat made it's way to the estuary. The Borth D-Class lifeboat continuing the search after the larger Aberdovey Atlantic 85 lifeboat had to withdraw due to the falling tide.

The RAF rescue helicopter Rescue 122 and the North Wales Police helicopter assisted with search along with the Aberdovey and Borth HM Coastguard units. The kayaker was found safe and well by rescue services and received medical assistance from paramedics at the scene.

Once the casualty was found the HM Coastguard Rescue Coordination centre stood down all the search units.

The Borth volunteer lifeboat crew were Peter Davies, Martyn Davies and Rob Clark. The onshore support volunteers were Amos Bewick (tractor driver), Gavin Loynes and Rhys Gardiner.

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2012, April 8 - Missing 12 year old

The Borth RNLI lifeboat crew were paged at 7.55pm on Easter Sunday evening.

HM Coastguard at Milford Haven asked that the lifeboat be launched to help search for a missing 12 year old boy.

The RNLI lifeboat boat was tasked to search the shoreline between Borth Monument and Wallog.

While the lifeboat searched the shoreline the local Borth HM Coastguard unit searched on shore and found the boy safe and well, walking along the cliff path.

One of the volunteer crew members, Rob Clark, who became a crew member in November 2011, was on his first service. The other volunteer crew members were Tim Ellis-Clarke, Pete Davies and Derek Nixon.

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2012, March 23 - Persons cut-off by tide

On the Friday evening of the 23 March the volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews from Borth lifeboat and Aberystwyth lifeboat were launched in fading light to persons cut of by the tide under Constitution Hill, in Aberystwyth.

The Borth lifeboat veered in to recover the casualties who were very cold. They were transferred from Borth to Aberystwyth lifeboat to be taken into Aberystwyth Marina where an Ambulance was waiting for them.

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2012, February 22 - Small boat in Estuary after dark

A couple of people were caught out on a small boat in the Dyfi estuary as the sun went down. HM Coastguard requested that the RNLI lifeboat launch to assist. The lifeboat was taken by road to the Ynyslas Boatyard to launch. The local Borth HM Coastguard team found the casualties walking up the railway line just as the lifeboat was about to launch. Although the lifeboat didn't launch a couple of RNLI parachute flares were deployed to help the casualties and Coastguard find their way back safely in the dark.

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2012, February 15 - Search for missing person

Borth Lifeboat and Aberystwyth Lifeboat were both paged to search for a missing person. Before either boat was launched the person was found by Police in Aberystwyth.

One of the new Borth crew members, Rob Clark, was in the boathouse servicing the lifeboat at the time the pagers went off. His first reaction was that someone was having a joke with him as it would have been his first service!

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2011 Shouts

2011, November 5 - Person in water under Aberystwyth Pier

Borth Lifeboat and Aberystwyth Lifeboat were both paged at 1am to reports of a casualty under the pier in Aberystwyth. The casualty was recovered before the lifeboats were launched.

The Borth volunteer lifeboat crew was Martyn Davies, Amos Bewick, Simon Hulse and Wil Stockford. With Dylan Evans and Pip Nicholas acting as shore crew.

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2011, October 1 - Injured man in Ynyslas Dunes

Borth Pagers went off at 5am with a launch message, getting out of bed and working my bleary eyed way to the station when paged again at 5:08am to say "Launch Cancelled". The crew arrived and were ready to launch when they were stood down. Someone camping in the dunes had cut themselves, and Coastguard called lifeboat to evacuate the casualty. However, he walked out to the road to meet the Ambulance, so we were stood down just as we were about to launch.

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2011, August 22 - Borth lifeboat paged at 00:49 am, report of a man in water.

Borth lifeboat crew were paged at 00:49 am, to a report of a man in water

Borth's volunteer lifeboat crew were paged at 00:49 am to a report that a man had entered the water. The inshore lifeboat (ILB) conducted a shoreline search from the boathouse to Ynyslas using parachute flares and torches, whilst the local HM Coastguard unit searched the beach. The Police also attended.

After a full search was conducted and nothing was found, all teams were stood down.

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2011, August 17 - Both lifeboat called out to boat with engine failure.

Both lifeboat was called out to assist a boat that had suffered engine failure. The lifeboat towed the stricken vessel to Aberystwyth.

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2011, August 13 - Both lifeboat called out to a dog fallen off cliff.

Both lifeboat was called out to reports of a dog fallen off a cliff. As the lifeboat was on route the crew were advised that the Dog had been rescued by local HM Coastguard unit. The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

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2011, August 3 - Man dies after falling off Constitution Hill.

Borth and Aberystwyth lifeboats were called to assist two casualties who had fallen from the rocks at Constitution Hill in Aberystwyth. See Cambrian News report

Rescue services at Constitution Hill

The volunteer lifeboat crews were on scene very quickly, as Borth was already out on an exercise, and provided first aid to both casualties. Everyone associated with Borth RNLI were sorry that we were not able to prevent this loss of life and send our condolences to the family and friends of Mark Peter Grybowicz, from Haydock, St Helens.

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was Derek Nixon(Helm), Mark Bland, Pip Nicholas and Rhys Pugh-Evans.

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2011, August 2 - Person in water near Camel Rock.

Borth lifeboat was launched to a report of a person in the water off Camel Rocks. When the crew got to him the person turned out to be an experienced snorkeler. He had a float to indicate his presence and was fully prepared for his activity.

The person was seen floating, so the member of the public who called it in did do the correct thing. It is better to be safe than sorry.

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2011, July 31 - Two people and two dogs cut-off by tide.

Late on Sunday evening the Borth RNLI lifeboat and the Borth and Aberystwyth HM Coastguard units rescued two people and their two dogs cut-off by tide near Clarach Bay.

Borth RNLI launching to rescue two people and two dogs cut-off by tide.

The Borth RNLI Lifeboat was called out at 8.07pm on Sunday evening after two Estonian students rang Milford Haven HM Coastguard to report that they had been cut off by the tide under cliffs just north of Clarach Bay in Mid-Wales. The two students had been walking with their two Golden Retrievers when they discovered that the incoming tide had cut them off. Having spent some time trying to find a route to safety they decided that they needed to call HM Coastguard for assistance.

The Milford Haven Coastguard alerted the RNLI inshore lifeboat at Borth, which was launched to assist. They also called out the local Borth and Aberystwyth HM Coastguard units, who made their way to the top of the cliffs.

When the RNLI volunteer crew arrived at the scene they discovered the two students at the base of the cliff, but the two dogs were on a ledge higher up and out of reach of the lifeboat. The lifeboat approached and was able to extract the two people. It was decided that the best approach to rescue the dogs would be for the Coastguard to abseil down the cliff and attempt to bring the dogs up.

The lifeboat took the two people back into Clarach and one of the RNLI volunteer crew remained with them there to provide assurance and check their condition. They were provided with hospitality at the Glanymor holiday park.

The lifeboat then returned to the scene and stood off whilst one of the Coastguard team abseiled down to the dogs. As he approached the ledge the dogs backed away so the lifeboat moved in to be able to intervene if necessary. The Coastguard officer gave the dogs encouragement and was able to approach them. He managed to put the two dogs in a bag designed for this purpose and attached a line, so that the rest of the Coastguard unit could haul them up to safety.

Once the dogs were safely on top of the cliff the lifeboat returned to Clarach to pick up the crew member who had stayed there. The Coastguard reunited the students with their dogs and the lifeboat returned to station, arriving back at 10.00pm after it had got dark. The lifeboat was refuelled and got ready for service before the crew and shore support volunteers could eventually make their way home.

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was Pete Davies(Helm), Mikey Bailey, Martyn Davies and Rhys Pugh-Evans, the tractor driver was Dylan Evans.

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2011, July 27 - Distressed woman.

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was paged on Wednesday evening at 9:53pm to aid in a search for a woman reported to be in the sea off Borth beach.

Late on Wednesday evening the Borth RNLI inshore lifeboat was asked to help in the search for a despondent woman who was reported to be in the water off Borth beach.

The lifeboat conducted a shoreline search from the RNLI boathouse to the base of the cliffs and of the temporary causeway.

The casualty was found onshore by the Borth HM Coastguard unit and was taken to Bronglais Hospital by Ambulance. The Police also attended the incident.

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was Pete Davies(Helm), Amos Bewick and Rhys Pugh-Evans, the tractor driver was Gary Davies. Gez Evans and Derek Nixon were also on hand to help.

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2011, July 25 - Suspected person in water.

Crew was paged directly by HM Coastguard at 10:10pm to reports of a person in the water off Ynyslas beach.

The ILB searched an area and launched parachute flares whilst the local Coastguard Unit searched the beach. The Coastguard questioned the informants who had been swimming on the beach. They suspected that the marker buoy was the object that they had seen. Given that the search found nothing and no one was reported missing the search was called off. The call was made with good intentions. Ron Davies, the Borth Lifeboats Operations Manager, said: "It is better that people call us out when they suspect something is wrong, than wait to be sure." he added "They made this call with all good intentions.".

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was Pete Davies(Helm), Geraint Evans and Rhys Pugh-Evans, the tractor driver was Lee Trubshaw.

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2011, July 2 - Broken down PWC.

Borth lifeboat was called out on Saturday evening to aid a Personal Water Craft (PWC) rider (PWC is usually referred to as a Jetski) who had run out of fuel in Borth bay.

Borth RNLI landing a personal watercraft and its rider

Just as several of Borth's volunteer crew were settling down to a meal in the one of the local pubs the pagers went off and the table was left in a hurry.

When the crew members arrived at the station they discovered that the emergency was to rescue a PWC that had run out of fuel. The weather was exceptionally good and the lifeboat got to the PWC very quickly. The Jetskier was transferred to the lifeboat and the lifeboat towed the PWC back to the shore in front of the lifeboat station.

The rider, David Brothwood, from Telford in Shropshire, said: "As soon as I saw the fuel warning light I headed back to the shore but there wasn't enough fuel and the engine just cut-out." He added: "The RNLI crew were brilliant, they were with me within minutes. I was very glad to see them coming for me. I am really grateful they were there to help."

Once the job was completed the volunteer crew returned to their Saturday night activities.

The crew members that returned to the local pub were really grateful to the staff that took care of them and had kept the kitchen open to serve their meals.

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was Wil Stockford(Helm), Tim Ellis-Clark and Rhys Pugh-Evans, the tractor driver was Dylan Evans. Martyn Davies and Pip Nicholas were on hand to assist.

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2011, June 22 - Swamped craft.

Ron Davies (LOM) and the crew were in the boathouse after the previous call out and Ron was informed by a member of the public about a Canadian Canoe that was being swamped in the shore break. Ron looked through the binoculars and sighted the craft in the surf. He thus tasked the ILB to go and assist. This was therefore Pip's second shout (two in one day).

When the ILB arrived at the scene the craft was ashore and the craft's crew declined assistance. The ILB informed HM Coastguard and returned to station.

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was Martyn Davies(Helm), Pip Nicholas, Wil Stockford and Rhys Pugh-Evans, the tractor driver was Dylan Evans. Tim Ellis-Clark was on hand to assist.

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2011, June 26 - Broken down 17' boat.

RNLI Borth lifeboats newest trained volunteer crew member Pip Nicolas responded to her first lifeboat call-out on Sunday afternoon.

Pip completed her training in May and has been eager to help with a call-out since then. Each call-out, the volunteer crew is selected on who gets to the boathouse first, in order to get to a casualty as quickly as possible. On Sunday Pip was close to the station and was thus one of the first to arrive.

Borth was called to assist a boat with engine trouble. The boat had launched from Clarach beach. The boat, with 4 occupants, was safely out to sea, but unable to return without assistance. Upon arrival the lifeboat crew determined that the surf was too great for the lifeboat to bring the boat back in at Clarach., so the boat needed to be towed to Aberystwyth. Borth D Class lifeboat was unable to tow the boat over that distance so the Aberystwyth lifeboat, which is a larger Atlantic 85, was called to take over the tow and take the vessel back in to Aberystwyth. Borth maintained their tow until the Aberystwyth boat arrived to take over.

Pip said: "I had just finished my Sunday lunch when the pager went off, and my heart was beating fast as I realised I was on the crew for the day." She added: "It was great to be able to use my RNLI training to help people in difficulty."

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was Martyn Davies(Helm), Pip Nicholas and Rhys Pugh-Evans, the tractor driver was Dylan Evans. Mikey Bailey and Wil Stockford were also there to help.

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2011, June 11 - Family cut-off.

Aberystwyth and Borth RNLI lifeboats rescued a family of four who had been cut off under cliffs by a rising tide.

Aberystwyth lifeboat had been called by HM Coastguard to a report of a family of four cut off by the rising tide between Clarach and Constitution Hill. The local Coastguard unit was also attending. Upon arrival they discovered that the family had retreated into a small cave. One of the Aberystwyth volunteer lifeboat crew members swam to the casualties to assess their condition.

The Aberystwyth lifeboat determined that the family had been wading and were cold and wet. The tide was still over an hour from high tide, so the family required immediate evacuation. The Aberystwyth Atlantic class lifeboat was too large to get into the area the casualties were sheltering.

The smaller Borth D-Class lifeboat was called to make the evacuation. The Borth lifeboat was launched at 3:07pm and arrived on scene at 3:20pm. The Borth lifeboat was small enough to enter the mouth of the cave and the crew members entered the water to help evacuate the family. The Borth lifeboat brought out the family and the Aberystwyth crew member and transferred them to the Aberystwyth lifeboat. Aberystwyth lifeboat took the family back to Aberystwyth where they were checked over.

Borth volunteer crew member Simon Hulse commented: "The family had been backed into a shallow cave that offered little shelter, only entrapment. It looked like they had been wading as they were all wet and very cold. It was unseasonably cold and the tide was still rising, so the family was in real danger." He added: "The rescue all happened very fast, I was pleased with how our training just kicked in and we were in and out very quickly, which was necessary as waves were breaking into the cave."

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was Pete Davies(Helm), Martyn Davies and Simon Hulse, the tractor driver was Dylan Evans.

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2011, June 4 - Broken down Motorboat.

At 6:30pm HM Coastguard paged the crew to assist a small motorboat with engine failure.

The vessel was located 1/2 mile south-west of the boathouse. When the ILB arrived the two occupants were in good condition, so the ILB put one crew member on board with them and towed the boat back to shore.

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was Pete Davies(Helm), Geraint Evans and Rhys Pugh-Evans, the tractor driver was Louis Delahaye. Daniel Crute was also there to help.

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2011, June 3 - Search for distressed person.

Borth ILB crew was paged at 1:53 am to help search for a distressed person reported missing in the area.

ILB conducted a search along the sea front from Borth to Ynyslas. After conducting a night search for over two hours the Police reported that they have located the person, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was Wil Stockford(Helm), Geraint Evans, Daniel Crute and Derek Nixon, the tractor driver was Dylan Evans. Louis Delahaye and Phil Jones were also there to help.

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2011, April 30 - Borth lifeboat rescues 18 year old Solihull man.

An 18 year old man from Solihull was rescued by the Borth RNLI inshore lifeboat from an inflatable dinghy after getting into difficulty in strong off-shore winds. RNLI Press Centre News Release.

Borth RNLI lifeboat library picture

At 4:07 pm Borth Lifeboats Operations Manager, Ron Davies, was informed by a member of the public that an inflatable dinghy with one person on board was being blown out to sea near the RNLI boathouse in 30 mile per hour winds. Ron assessed the situation, decided to launch the inshore lifeboat and informed Milford Haven HM Coastguard. The volunteer crew were paged at 4:12 pm. The inshore lifeboat launched and went to the man who was now 300 metres off-shore and attempting to swim while towing his dinghy. He had been trying to get back for some time using his oars and realising that he was going further out he resorted to swimming.

Upon arrival the volunteer lifeboat crew picked him out of the water and realising that he was cold, in distress and had swallowed some water. The lifeboat crew took him straight back to the shore where he was handed over to the local HM Coastguard unit to await the arrival of an ambulance. The lifeboat then returned to collect the dinghy so that no one else would find an abandoned boat and be concerned. Once the lifeboat had completed this task the crew returned to the station. Meanwhile the Paramedics had checked over the man and treated him at the scene.

Ron Davies, Borth Lifeboat Operations Manager said: "This was a good service by the volunteer crew, coming to the aid of a man who was in extreme difficulty."

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was Gary(Helm), Gez Evans and Rhys Pugh-Evans, the tractor driver was Dylan Evans. The boat was refuelled and ready for service at 5:05pm.

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2011, April 23 - Borth lifeboat called to Jet Ski run aground.

A report of a Jet Ski aground on a sand bank was called in and the lifeboat was launched to assist.

The lifeboat crew were called out at 3.10pm to assist a Jet Ski that was reported as run aground on a sandbank off Ynyslas Beach. The crew launched and proceeded to the area, but could not find the casualty. The Milford Haven Coastguard contacted the person who reported the incident and discovered that the casualty was in the Dyfi Estuary and that the Jet skier had been rescued by a passing dinghy and was safely onshore. The lifeboat proceeded to the scene and discovered that the Jet Ski was high and dry on the sandbanks that were exposed at low tide. The Jet Ski had launched from Ynyslas Boatyard and the Boatyard staff came out to assist. It was decided that the Jet Ski could only be recovered on the next tide, and so it was anchored up. Having ascertained that no life was in danger the lifeboat returned to station.

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was Pete Davies(Helm), Gez Evans and Rhys Pugh-Evans, the tractor driver was Dylan Evans. The boat was refuelled and ready for service at 5:00pm.

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2011, March 15 - Report of person in Water in Estuary.

A report of an object/person in the water in the Dyfi Extuary.

At the request of HM Coastguard the lifeboat was launched at 5.20pm to assist the Aberdovey lifeboat in a search for a reported object/person in the water up the Dyfi river towards Machynlleth. The object was eventually found by Borth ILB. It turned out to be an old marker buoy with a tree attached to it.

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was Pete Davies(Helm), Martyn Davies and Rhys Pugh-Evans. The boat was refuelled and ready for service at 7:00pm.

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2011, March 13 - Search for missing person.

ILB called out to help search for a missing person.

At the request of HM Coastguard the lifeboat was launched at 5.00pm to assist the Police in a search for a missing person. The person was found by Police safe and well in Aberystwyth.

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was Pete Davies(Helm), Martyn Davies, Tim Ellis-Clarke and Gez Evans. The boat was refuelled and ready for service at 7:30pm.

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2011, March 8 - Search for missing person.

ILB called out to help search for a missing person.

At the request of HM Coastguard the lifeboat was launched at 1:15am to assist the Police in a search for a missing person.

As it was late at night the ILB was tasked to perform a shoreline search from the boathouse to Ynyslas for a 27 year old man who had been reported missing. It was a clear night and the sea was very clam.

Three parachute flares were deployed at intervals during the search until the Coastguard reported that the missing man had been found, at which point the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was Pete Davies(Helm), Martyn Davies and Amos Bewick. The boat was refuelled and ready for service at 1:55am.

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2010 Shouts

2010, October 9 - Borth lifeboat rescues two surfers and assists kayakers in difficulties.

Whilst assisting two kayakers in difficulty, Borth RNLI lifeboat was diverted to rescue two surfers who were unable to return to shore.

Borth RNLI lifeboat library picture

At 12:43pm today the Borth RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager (Ronald Davies) was informed by a member of the public that two kayakers seemed to be in trouble in front of the lifeboat station, in strong off-shore winds. One kayaker had capsized and the other was assisting, but they were being blown out to sea. Ronald informed the Coastguard that he was launching the Borth lifeboat to assist. On arrival the volunteer lifeboat crew found that the kayaker in the water had made his own way to shore as he was unable to get back into his boat. The other kayaker was paddling to shore with some difficulty having been unable to hold onto the empty kayak in the windy conditions. Having made sure that both kayakers were safe and well the lifeboat crew were on their way to recover the drifting kayak when they received a radio message at 1.03pm from HM Coastguard to divert to a second incident.

The lifeboat crew were told of two surfers in trouble 200 meters out to sea, half a mile north of the lifeboat station. The crew went to the reported position and spotted two surfers waving for assistance. The two women in their mid-twenties, both experienced surfers, were beyond the breaking waves and despite their efforts to swim in had been held out at sea by the wind and currents for a long period, and were in real need of assistance. The lifeboat picked up the exhausted women and their boards and brought them safely back to shore. Having left the two surfers with the Borth Coastguard the lifeboat crew reverted to their original task and recovered the drifting kayak.

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was Wil Stockford(Helm), Tim Ellis-Clarke and Rhys Pugh-Evans, the tractor driver was Martyn Davies. The boat was refuelled and ready for service at 1:45pm.

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2010, October 1 - Aberystwyth and Borth RNLI lifeboats launched at 11:29 pm on Friday night.

Aberystwyth and Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews launched on Friday night at 11:29pm to stand by at the bottom of Constitution Hill, whilst the Coastguard and Police talked to a man threatening to jump.

Late on Friday night the RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews from Aberystwyth and Borth were paged by HM Coastguard at Milford Haven. The lifeboats were asked to launch and to take up a position beneath Constitution Hill without lights on, whilst the local Coastguard and Police talked to a man who was threatening to jump from the cliffs. Both lifeboats quickly made their way into position in a choppy sea and stood by until the man agreed to leave the cliff top with Police, just before midnight. The two lifeboats then returned to their stations and the volunteer crews returned home.

The Borth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was Pete(Helm), Dan, Tim and Martyn, the tractor driver was Simon, Wil and Dave also attended to help. The boat was refuelled and ready for service at 00:36am.

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2010, September 9 - Borth RNLI lifeboat supports two people cut-off by tide.

The Borth RNLI lifeboat was on exercise at 7pm in Borth bay when HM Coastguard asked them to investigate reports of two people cut-off by the tide below Borth Head monument.

After a short search they found the people wading to safety and not in immediate danger. The lifeboat stood by until the people were safely on the beach, and then resumed its training exercises.

The volunteer crew was Simon(Helm), Derek and Rhys, the tractor driver was Martyn.

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2010, August 30 - Borth inshore lifeboat launches to aid sailing yacht.

Borth RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 11:20 and the boat was launched at 11:25 to reports that a yacht was in difficulty near the beach at Borth, due to an engine failure. The yacht had been sailing and the skipper tried to engage the engine due to lack of wind. When the engine failed the yacht was close to the beach and was in danger of being swept ashore.

Borth lifeboat arrived on scene at 11:26 and towed the yacht out to sea where it could be safely anchored. The RNLI's Aberystwyth lifeboat was called to tow the yacht back to Aberystwyth for repairs. Whilst waiting for Aberystwyth the yacht was able to get it's engine started, with some help from the Borth lifeboat crew. Borth handed over to Aberystwyth lifeboat at 12:06, and Aberystwyth escorted the yacht back to Aberystwyth harbour.

The volunteer crew was Pete(Helm), Martyn and Dylan, the tractor driver was Dylan, Lee and Rhys also attended to help. The boat was refuelled and ready for service at 12:20.

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2010, August 13 - Borth inshore lifeboat launches to swimmers in difficulty.

Borth RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 16:50 for an immediate launch to a report from the Beach Safety Officer that two swimmers were in difficulty opposite the boathouse. The crew assembled and the Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) was launched at 16:56. The ILB proceeded to the position of two persons clinging to a body board one hundred meters off the beach. The ILB picked the two persons from the water; a man who had swam out to a young boy who was shouting for assistance and the young boy. Both casualties were landed on Borth Beach very shaken and handed over to HM Coastguard Mobile on the beach. The ILB was recovered and the young boy was taken to the boathouse, with his Grandma and a friend, where they were given tea and biscuits while he waited to be checked over by Paramedics.

This was a good, speedy service provided by the RNLI volunteers which led to a happy ending. This sort of service could not be provided without the volunteer crew members and the public's much needed support for the RNLI - which is a charity supported entirely by voluntary contributions.

The volunteer crew was Pete(Helm), Amos and Gez, the tractor driver was Lee, Daniel and Rhys also attended to help. The boat was refuelled and ready for service at 17:30.

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2010, August 12 - Borth ILB Shout - Aberdyfi ILB picked two people from the water.

Borth RNLI ILB launched to a report of flare seen south of Aberdyfi.

Borth ILB and Aberdyfi ILB launched at 16:36 to aid search by Borth and Aberdyfi Coastguard.

The casualties had been travelling in a choppy sea with 1 meter swells. They were in a 19 foot Fletcher Speedboat with a 90 HP engine, when the bow of the boat was washed over by waves and the boat sank. Aberdyfi ILB found the two casualties in the water and rescued them. After Aberdyfi reported their success Borth returned to station at 17:30.

The volunteer crew was Pete(Helm), Martyn and Gez, the tractor driver was Amos, Daniel and Derek also attended to help. The boat was refuelled and ready for service at 17:45.

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2010, August 9 - Borth ILB Shout - 4 persons presumed cut off

Borth RNLI Lifeguards reported to HM Coastguard at Milford Heaven that four persons had been cut off by the tide under Borth head.

Borth ILB crew was paged at 17:28 and the lifeboat was launched at 17:38. The sea state was moderate (swells of 1.5 Meters). On arrival the casualties had made their way safely back to shore with no difficulties. HM Coastguard were informed and the ILB returned to station at 18:00.

The volunteer crew was Tim(Helm), Daniel and Gez, the tractor driver was Dylan, Lee and Mickie also attended to help. The boat was refuelled and ready for service at 18:05.

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2010, August 8 - Borth ILB Shout - Dog fallen over cliff

Borth ILB crew was paged at 16:45 and the lifeboat was launched at 16:53.

The ILB was asked to help search for a dog that had fallen over cliffs between Wallog and North Beach, Clarach. Extra crew were taken as we were expecting to have to land and search the beaches under the cliffs. Aberystwyth HM Coastguard and Aberystwyth RNLI lifeboat were also called to help with the search.

After an extensive search the dog was found lying at the foot of the cliffs. Borth ILB crew went ashore to check the condition of the animal, which was found to be dead (it appeared to have died instantly, so suffered as little as could be hoped). As the owners were on top of the cliffs the dog was recovered to the Borth ILB and taken out to the Aberystwyth lifeboat for transfer back to Aberystwyth harbour to meet the owners.

It was a sad end to the search.

ILB returned to station at 18:18.

The volunteer crew was Pete Davies(Helm), Martyn, Dylan and Stuart, the tractor driver was Phil, and Amos also attended to help. The boat was refuelled and ready for service at 18:32.

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2010, August 5 - Borth ILB Shout - 4 persons presumed cut off

Borth RNLI Lifeguards reported to HM Coastguard at Milford Heaven that four persons had been cut off by the tide under Borth head.

Borth ILB crew was paged at 16:11 and the lifeboat was launched at 16:20. The sea state was moderate (swells of 1.5 Meters). Pete (Helm) advised that he had a tricky job approaching the casualties. On arrival the casualties informed the crew that they were only diving off Camels Rock and were happy to swim back to shore. HM Coastguard were informed and the ILB returned to station at 16:26.

The volunteer crew was Pete Davies(Helm), Rhys and Gez, the tractor driver was Lee, Joe and Dylan also attended to help. The boat was refuelled and ready for service at 16:40.

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2010, July 23 - Borth ILB Shout - 3 persons presumed cut off

Borth RNLI Lifeguards reported three persons cut off by the tide under Borth head.

Borth ILB crew was paged at 16:34 and the lifeboat was launched at 16:40. On arrival the casualties were found to be ok, so the ILB informed Milford Coastguard and returned to station at 17:00.

The volunteer crew was Pete Davies(Helm), Amos, Gez and Martyn, the tractor driver was Gary, and Rhys also attended to help. The boat was refuelled and ready for service at 17:15.

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2010, July 21 - Borth ILB Shout - Fishermen cut off by tide

Borth RNLI lifeboat callout 21st July 2010

Borth lifeboat was called out after a call from HM Coastguard at Milford Heaven saying that the Borth RNLI Lifeguards had spotted two people potentially cut off by the tide under the Monument.

The RNLI volunteer crew was paged at 14:36 and the lifeboat was launched at 14:45. On arrival the crew found that one person had walked back to Aberwennol and that the other was fine and, although cut-off, he sure that he could still walk back, but when offered a lift back to Borth beach he accepted.

Borth HM Coastguard attended at the slipway and ensured that the casualty was well.

The volunteer crew was Pete Davies(Helm), Rhys and Mikie, the tractor driver was Daniel, and Derek, Cynon and Lee also attended to help. The boat returned to station at 15:05.

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2010, June 19 - Borth ILB Shout - Jetskier separated from craft

This was Borth's second shout of the day, as the RNLI inshore lifeboat had just returned from its previous shout, a Jetskier was seen separated from his craft.

The RNLI volunteer crew was paged at 16:41. On route to the drifting craft the crew (Pete Davies(Helm), Rhys and Mikie) spotted a person in the water. They picked up the casualty, who was the owner of the Jetski, which was now in danger of being washed up onto the rocks. The crew put the individual back onto his craft which he then drove safely back to the beach.

Lifeboat Operations Manager, Ron Davies, commented that "Fortunately the casualty was spotted from the RNLI boathouse. Users of personal water craft should consider carrying flares on their person in case they get into difficulties at sea".

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2010, June 19 - Borth ILB Shout - Kayaker in difficulty

Borth's volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager, Ron Davies, observed a Kayaker who had fallen from their Kayak, and observed whilst a person from the beach swam out to assist them. Once the second person reached the Kayak they waved for assistance, so the LOM called out the lifeboat.

The volunteer RNLI crew was paged at 16:08 and Gary (Helm) Daniel and Gez launched to aid at 16:12. The conditions were choppy with a 1 meter swell. By the time the lifeboat arrived on scene the casualty and the person assisting had reached the shore safely. The lifeboat landed to check on the casualty, and as all was well they returned to station at 16:38.

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2010, May 9 - Borth ILB Shout - People cut-off by tide

At 17:26 Borth inshore lifeboat (ILB) was asked to launch in response to reports of three people cut off by the tide beneath cliffs between Clarach and Aberystwyth.

Borth ILB was joined in the search by Aberystwyth lifeboat and HM Coastguard teams from Aberystwyth and Borth.

On arrival at scene the casualties could not be seen and so a search was carried out by the lifeboats along the shore and out to sea. It was later discovered that all the casualties had climbed up the cliff.

Our advice, should you be cut-off under the cliffs, is to ring '999' and ask for HM Coastguard or attract the attention of passing boats. The volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews would be happy to assist you.

Borth's volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew was Peter Davies (Helm), Will Stockford, Joe Tudor, Rhys Pugh Evans.

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2010, January 2 - Night Call Out

Night Callout 2 Jan 2010

The Borth Lifeboat was called out by HM Coastguard at 18:17, just as most of our volunteer crew members were settling down to have their dinner...

HM Coastguard received an emergency call advising that a boat, containing two men, was late returning. The missing boat was in the Ynyslas Estuary area. As it was very dark HM Coastguard called the Borth Lifeboat to prepare a sea search.

The RNLI pagers went off as most of our volunteer crew were settling down to their dinners, but they all responded immediately, and the lifeboat was being prepared and ready for launch when the Coastguard rang to advise that the missing boat had been found and the lifeboat crew could be stood down.

A good ending, no lives in danger - hope my dinner is still warm...

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2009 Shouts

2009, September 19 - Lady airlifted to Hospital

Borth lifeboat was called to assist the Coastguard as a Lady had fallen on the rock pools at the South end of Borth Beach. As an ambulance could not get to her position the lifeboat was called to take her back to the beach where she could be transferred. However she was in considerable pain so a helicopter was called to airlift her straight to Bronglais Hospital.

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2009, August 6 - People cut off by tide.

Two people landed by lifeboat.

2009, August 6 - Power Boat Emma Jess.

Two people brought in and lifeboat laid an anchor.

2009, July 6 - Person cut off by tide.

One Person landed by lifeboat.

2009, June 24 - Injured man.

Lifeboat crew gave help.

2009, April 13 - Dog.

Lifeboat stood by to provide help.

2009, March 29 - Injured person on rocks.

Lifeboat crew gave help.

2009 Additional 9 launches.

The lifeboat launched on a further 9 occasions to search without resultant outcome or to incidents where others had already coped.

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2008 shouts

2008, August 25 - Injured man on board Jet Ski.

Lifeboat gave help to injured man on board Jet Ski..

2008, August 25 - Jet Ski.

Lifeboat escorted craft.

2008, August 24 - Canoes.

Lifeboat stood by.

2008, August 23 - Cliff climber.

Lifeboat gave help.

2008, August 6 - Sailing Dinghies.

Lifeboat gave help.

2008, August 6 - Person on Cliff.

Lifeboat stood by.

2008, July 29 - Jet Ski.

Lifeboat brought in one person and the Jet Ski.

2008, July 26 - Powered Boat.

Lifeboat gave help to powered boat Free Willy and brought in three people and the craft.

2008, May 31 - Fishing Boat.

Lifeboat gave help to fishing boat Angela Mary and relocated the anchor.

2008, May 31 - Inflatable Dinghy.

Lifeboat brought the craft in.

2008, May 24 - Powered boat.

Lifeboat gave help.

2008, May 24 - Inflatable Dinghy.

Lifeboat brought the craft in.

2008, April 27 - Powered boat.

Lifeboat gave help.

2008, March 26 - Rowing boat.

Lifeboat brought the craft in.

2008, February 17 - Two People cut off by tide.

Lifeboat brought in two people.

2008 Additional 10 launches.

The lifeboat launched on a further 10 occasions to search without resultant outcome or to incidents where others had already coped.

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2007 shouts

2007, October 23 - Climbers.

Lifeboat brought two people in safely.

2007, September 1 - Ordnance.

Lifeboat gave help to clear the area.

2007, August 27 - Catamaran.

Lifeboat escorted craft.

2007, August 24 - Canoes.

Lifeboat escorted craft.

2007, July 15 - Jet Ski.

Lifeboat gave help.

2007, June 25 - Person at risk.

Lifeboat landed one person.

2007, May 6 - Powered Boat.

Lifeboat escorted the craft.

2007 Additional 14 launches.

The lifeboat launched on a further 14 occasions to search without resultant outcome or to incidents where others had already coped.

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2006 shouts

2006, November 4 - Injured man on rocks.

One person landed.

2006, September 11 - Inflatable Dinghy.

Two people and craft brought in.

2006, July 8 - Windsurfer.

One person landed and craft brought in.

2006, June 25 - Powered Boat.

Two people landed and craft saved.

2006, June 15 - Person fallen from Cliff.

Lifeboat stood by.

2006, June 11 - Inflatable Dinghy.

One life saved.

2006, June 10 - Powered Boat Honey.

Lifeboat escorted the craft.

2006, June 10 - Inflatable Dinghy.

Lifeboat brought the craft in.

2006, March 26 - Kite Boarder.

One person landed and craft brought in.

2006, January 3 - Human Body.

Tragically the lifeboat landed a human body.

2006 Additional 9 launches.

The lifeboat launched on a further 9 occasions to search without resultant outcome or to incidents where others had already coped.

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2005 shouts

2005, August 9 - Raft.

Craft brought in.

2005, July 24 - Inflatable dinghy.

Craft brought in.

2005, July 17 - Jet Ski.

Lifeboat gave help.

2005, July 16 - Swimmer.

Tragically the lifeboat landed a body.

2005, July 14 - Powered Boat Stella Maris.

Lifeboat gave help.

2005, June 27 - Person on sandbank.

One person brought in.

2005, May 29 - Horse in sea.

Lifeboat gave help.

2005, May 6 - People cut off.

Two people cut off by tide brought in.

2005, May 1 - Jet Ski.

Two people landed and craft brought in.

2005, April 17 - Powered Boat.

One life and craft saved.

2005, April 15 - Injured person fallen from cliffs.

One injured person landed.

2005, March 28 - Powered Boat.

Craft brought in.

2005, February 27 - Powered Boat Spare Rib.

Two people landed and craft brought in.

2005, January 23 - Cliff Climber.

Lifeboat gave help.

2005 Additional 12 launches.

The lifeboat launched on a further 12 occasions to search without resultant outcome or to incidents where others had already coped.

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2004 shouts

2004, October 31 - Raft.

Craft brought in.

2004, September 9 - Inflatable dinghy.

Two lives and Craft saved.

2004, August 29 - Powered boat Lady Jane.

Lifeboat gave help.

2004, August 26 - Canoe.

Lifeboat gave help and assisted casualty ashore.

2004, August 11 - Inflatable dinghy.

Lifeboat escorted craft.

2004, July 21 - Stranded climbers.

Lifeboat stood by.

2004, July 10 - Person at risk.

Lifeboat stood by.

2004, June 13 - Small vessel.

One person and small unspecified craft brought in.

2004, June 13 - Person & Dog on sandbank.

One person and their dog were stranded on a sandbank at the mouth of the River Leri. Both were landed safely.

2004, May 30 - Powered Boat.

Lifeboat gave help. Transferred craft and person.

2004, May 30 - People cut off by Tide.

Lifeboat gave help. Transferred people.

2004, May 10 - Powered boat Maxim.

Lifeboat gave help.

2004, May 10 - Powered boat Bossanova.

Lifeboat gave help. Assisted with tow.

2004 Additional 10 launches.

The lifeboat launched on a further 10 occasions to search without resultant outcome or to incidents where others had already coped.

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2003 shouts

2003, August 24 - Inflatable Dinghy.

Lifeboat brought craft in.

2003, August 24 - Inflatable Dinghy.

Lifeboat brought craft in.

2003, August 13 - Powerboat.

Lifeboat gave help.

2003, August 5 - Inflatable Dinghy.

Two people saved and craft brough in.

2003, August 5 - Inflatable Dinghy.

Two people and craft saved.

2003, August 5 - Inflatable Dinghy.

One person landed and craft brought in.

2003, July 15 - Inflatable Dinghy.

Craft brought in.

2003, July 15 - Inflatable Dinghy.

Craft brought in.

2003, July 15 - Inflatable Dinghy.

Craft brought in.

2003, July 15 - Inflatable Dinghy.

Three people and craft brought in.

2003, July 14 - Personal Water Craft.

One person landed and craft brought in.

2003, July 7 - Yacht IDNO.

Assisted to land three people and save craft.

2003, June 29 - Inflatable Dinghy.

Craft brought in.

2003, June 29 - Inflatable Dinghy.

Two people landed and craft brought in.

2003, June 29 - Dinghy.

Craft brought in.

2003, June 1 - Aircraft.

The jet was embedded in a field on the Borth side of the estuary

An historic jet fighter crash landed in the Dyfi Estuary on its way back from an airshow. The lifeboat gave help. The pilot, Craig Penrice, fractured two vertebrae after ejecting from the vintage aircraft shortly before the crash. He was recovered in the estuary.

BBC Report of the incident, published 2 June 2003.

2003, June 1 - Speedboat.

Three people and craft brought in.

2003, May 15 - Personal Water Craft.

Two people landed and craft brought in.

2003, April 24 - Person fallen from Cliff.

A person had fallen from Constitution Hill, Aberystwyth. The lifeboat stood by.

2003, April 18 - Kite Surfer.

Lifeboat gave help.

2003, April 18 - Inflatable Dinghy.

Craft brought in.

2003, April 3 - Person on Cliff.

Lifeboat stood by.

2003, March 23 - Climber on Cliff.

One person landed.

2003 Additional 7 launches.

The lifeboat launched on a further 7 occasions to search without resultant outcome or to incidents where others had already coped.

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2002 shouts

2002, October 22 - Men overboard.

Men overboard from fishing vessel. Three lives saved.

2002, October 6 - Person stranded.

One person stranded on cliff. Person was landed.

2002, August 26 - Missing child.

Lifeboat gave help.

2002, August 24 - Jet Ski.

One person and craft brought in.

2002, August 18 - Person in danger.

One person in danger of drowning. Lifeboat gave help.

2002, August 16 - Inflatable Dinghy.

Lifeboat escorted craft.

2002, August 16 - Person stranded.

One person stranded on sandbank. One person landed.

2002, August 10 - Person in danger.

One person in danger of drowning. Lifeboat gave help.

2002, August 8 - Surfboards.

Escorted craft.

2002, June 2 - Jet Ski.

Two people and craft brought in.

2002, May 19 - Boy fallen down cliff.

One person landed.

2002, May 11 - 4 People cut-off by tide.

Four people cut off by the tide. Four people landed.

2002 Additional 16 launches.

The lifeboat launched on a further 16 occasions to search without resultant outcome or to incidents where others had already coped.

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2001 shouts

2001, November 16 - Recovery of body.

Lifeboat gave help.

2001, October 12 - Person in danger of drowning.

One person in danger of drowning. One life saved.

2001, September 22 - Person overboard from rubber dinghy.

Assisted to save one person and craft.

2001, September 22 - Two people cut off by tide.

Two lives saved.

2001, August 27 - Missing person.

One person landed.

2001, August 25 - Two people stranded on cliff.

Two people stranded on cliff. Lifeboat gave help.

2001, August 23 - Dinghy Rub 1.

One life and craft saved.

2001, August 2 - Six people cut off.

Three people landed.

2001, July 29 - Jet Ski.

One person and craft brought in.

2001, June 24 - Person in sea.

One person in danger of drowning. One life saved.

2001, June 19 - Three people stranded.

Three lives saved.

2001, June 4 - Person in danger.

One person in danger of drowning. One life saved.

2001, April 28 - Powerboat Redstar.

Two people and craft brought in.

2001, April 15 - Person and Horse in water.

Lifeboat gave help.

2001, January 28 - Coastguard injured on cliff.

Lifeboat brought person in.

2001, January 28 - Person fallen on cliff.

Lifeboat gave help.

2001 Additional 8 launches.

The lifeboat launched on a further 8 occasions to search without resultant outcome or to incidents where others had already coped.

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2000 shouts

2000, December 10 - Man overboard from Aberdovey inshore lifeboat Sandwell Lifeline.

One life saved. A Bronze Medal was awarded to Helm Amos Bewick for the rescue of the helm of Aberdovey’s ILB in severe weather conditions and a confused sea on 10 December 2000. Crew Members Martyn Davies and Alex Shepard received Medal service certificates and badges.

2000, August 23 - Sailing Dinghy Enterprise.

Three lives and craft saved.

2000, August 23 - Rubber ring.

Lifeboat gave help.

2000, August 22 - Five people cut off.

Lifeboat conveyed five people from cliff base to beach. Five people brought in.

2000, August 13 - Jet Ski.

Two people and craft brought in.

2000, July 22 - Inflatable Dinghy.

Craft brought in.

2000, July 22 - Sailing Dinghy.

Two lives and craft saved.

2000, May 1 - Dinghy.

Two people and craft brought in.

2000, April 30 - Three teenagers cut off by tide.

Three lives saved.

2000, April 13 - Tender Jingle Bells.

Craft brought in.

2000, March 19 - Small craft.

Craft brought in.

2000, February 26 - Jet ski.

One life and craft saved.

2000 Additional 8 launches.

The lifeboat launched on a further 8 occasions to search without resultant outcome or to incidents where others had already coped.

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1999 shouts

1999, September 4 - Bather.

One life saved.

1999, August 8 - Jet Ski.

Two people and craft brought in.

1999, August 8 - Sailing Dinghy.

Three people landed and craft brought in.

1999, August 6 - Inflatable toy.

Craft brought in.

1999, August 1 - Powerboat.

Escorted craft.

1999, July 11 - Inflatable dinghy.

Two lives and craft saved.

1999, July 11 - Motor boat.

Four lives and craft saved.

1999, July 10 - Two men cut off by tide.

Lifeboat gave help.

1999, June 26 - Jet Ski.

One person landed and craft brought in.

1999, June 14 - Five people cut off by tide.

Four people landed.

1999, June 11 - Dog cut off by tide.

Lifeboat rescued dog.

1999, May 30 - Motor boat.

One person landed and craft saved.

1999, May 27 - Man cut off by tide.

One life saved.

1999 Additional 9 launches.

The lifeboat launched on a further 9 occasions to search without resultant outcome or to incidents where others had already coped.

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1998 shouts

1998, September 6 - 4 and dog cut off by tide.

Lifeboat saved four lives and a dog.

1998, Agust 2 - Infaltable Dinghy.

Three people and craft brought in.

1998, July 6 - Man cut off by tide.

Lifeboat gave help.

1998, June 20 - Man cut off by tide.

One person brought in.

1998 Additional 9 launches.

The lifeboat launched on a further 9 occasions to search without resultant outcome or to incidents where others had already coped.

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1997 shouts

1997 Additional 9 launches.

The lifeboat launched on a further 9 occasions to search without resultant outcome or to incidents where others had already coped.

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1996 shouts

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1993 Effective Services

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1992 Effective Services

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1991 Effective Services

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1990 Effective Services

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1989 Effective Services

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1988 Effective Services

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1987 Effective Services

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1986 Effective Services

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1985 Effective Services

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1984 Effective Services

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1983 Effective Services

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1982 Effective Services

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1981 Effective Services

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1980 Effective Services

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1979 Effective Services

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1978 Effective Services

October 29 - Persons Cut-off

Lifeboat stood by.

October 20 - 2 Cut-off

Two persons cut-off by the tide. Two lives saved.

August 26 - Speedboat

Lifeboat gave help.

August 18 - 2 Cut-off

Two persons cut-off by the tide. Two lives saved.

August 13 - Yacht

Lifeboat saved two lives and the boat.

August 07 - 4 Canoes

Lifeboat escorted boats.

July 18 - Man Cut-off

Lifeboat gave help.

July 01 - Rubber Dinghy

Lifeboat saved the boat.

June 18 - Speedboat

Lifeboat gave help.

May 20 - 4 Cut-off

Four persons cut-off by the tide. Four lives saved.

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1977 Effective Services

1977, October 09 - Speedboat

Lifeboat gave help.

1977, August 27 - Yacht

Lifeboat saved two lives and the boat.

1977, July 29 - 2 Cut-off

Lifeboat landed two persons.

1977, July 09 - Sailing Dinghy

Lifeboat gave help.

1977, July 09 - Rubber Dinghy

Lifeboat saved one life and the boat.

1977, July 06 - Yacht

Lifeboat gave help.

1977, July 06 - Rubber Dinghy

Lifeboat saved two lives and the boat.

1977, June 09 - Dinghy

Lifeboat gave help.

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1976 Effective Services

1976, September 2 - 6 Canoes

Lifeboat saved three lives and four boats.

1976, August 30 - Yacht

Lifeboat saved two lives and the boat.

1976, August 27 - Rubber Dinghy

Lifeboat saved two lives and the boat.

1976, July 27 - Dinghy

Lifeboat saved two lives and the boat.

1976, July 24 - 2 Cut-off

Two persons cut-off by the tide. Two lives saved.

1976, July 21 - Sailing Dinghy

Lifeboat saved one life and the boat.

1976, July 16 - Person on Cliff

Lifeboat landed one person.

1976, July 12 - Person on Cliff

Lifeboat gave help.

1976, July 11 - Rubber Dinghy

Lifeboat excorted boat.

1976, June 23 - 3 Cut-off

Three persons cut-off by the tide. Three lives saved.

1976, May 23 - Speedboat

Lifeboat rescued speedboat, five lives saved.

1976, May 23 - Yacht

Lifeboat gave help.

1976, April 19 - Dinghy

Lifeboat rescued a dinghy. One life saved.

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1975 Effective Services

1975, September 2 - Person trapped on cliff.

Person trapped on cliff face. Lifeboat stood by.

1975, August 29 - Swimmer.

Lifeboat landed a body.

1975, August 4 - Small Boat.

Lifeboat gave help.

1975, July 12 - Swimmer.

Lifeboat landed a body.

1975, July 6 - Dinghy.

Lifeboat gave help.

1975, May 8 - Missing Persons.

Two persons landed.

1975, March 31 - Person trapped on cliff.

Person trapped on cliff face. Lifeboat stood by.

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1974 Effective Services

1974, August 27 - Rubber Dinghy.

Two lives and boat saved.

1974, August 18 - Dinghies.

Lifeboat gave help.

1974, August 5 - Power Boat.

Three persons landed.

1974, July 21 - Speed Boat.

Four lives and boat saved.

1974, July 20 - Canoeists.

Two lives saved.

1974, July 2 - Yacht.

Escorted boat.

1974, June 25 - Skin Divers.

Three lives saved.

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1973 Effective Services

1973, September 6 - Dinghy.

Two lives and boat saved.

1973, July 23 - People Cut-off.

Six people cut-off by tide, Lifeboat saved six lives.

1973, May 31 - Sailing Dinghy.

Lifeboat gave help to two fishing boats.

1973, April 23 - Sailing Dinghy.

One life saved and gave help.

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1972 Effective Services

1972, August 18 - Canoes in difficulty.

One life and boat saved.

1972, August 7 - Swimmers in difficulty.

Lifeboat recovered a body.

1972, August 6 - Sailing Dinghy.

Three lives and boat saved.

1972, July 16 - Rowing boat.

One life saved.

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1971 Effective Services

1971, September 2 - Youths trapped on rocks.

Two lives saved.

1971, August 11 - Persons cut off by tide.

Two lives saved.

1971, August 5 - Woman stranded on rocks.

One life saved.

1971, August 5 - Rowing Dinghy.

One life and boat saved.

1971, July 17 - Speedboat.

Lifeboat gave help.

1971, July 17 - Sailing Dinghy.

Two lives and boat saved.

1971, June 15 - Motorboat.

Three lives and boat saved.

1971, June 2 - Rubber Dinghy.

Two lives and boat saved.

1971, June 1 - Person trapped on cliff.

Lifeboat gave help and one person landed.

1971, May 30 - Yacht.

Lifeboat escorted yacht Stand Fast.

1971, May 2 - Motorboat.

Lifeboat saved Motorboat.

1971, April 21 - Person trapped on cliff.

Lifeboat gave help.

1971, April 12 - Canoe.

Two lives and boat saved.

1971, April 11 - Person stranded on Cliff.

One person landed.

1971, April 10 - Speedboat.

Three lives and boat saved.

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1970 Effective Services

1970, October 10 - Fishing boat.

Lifeboat gave help to the fishing boat, Thunderfish.

1970, August 23 - Two People stranded on rocks.

Lifeboat saved the two people from rocks.

1970, August 4 - Rubber Dinghy.

Lifeboat saved the life of the occupant and brought in the boat.

1970, July 19 - Dinghy.

Lifeboat saved three lives and brought in the boat.

1970, June 17 - Youth trapped on cliff.

Lifeboat stood by.

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1969 Effective Services

1969, September 14 - Dinghy.

Lifeboat saved two lives and brought in the boat.

1969, August 15 - Four youths cut off by tide.

Lifeboat saved the lives of the four youths.

1969, August 1 - Bather in difficulty.

Lifeboat saved the bather.

1969, May 29 - Pram Dinghy.

Lifeboat saved the life of the person on board and brought in the dinghy.

1969, April 20 - Motor Dinghy.

Lifeboat saved two lives and brought in the boat.

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1968 Effective Services

1968, August 24 - Motor Launch.

Lifeboat gave help to motor launch Manolo, and landed two people.

1968, August 7 - Two persons cut off by tide.

Lifeboat landed the two people.

1968, August 30 - Boy trapped on cliff.

Lifeboat gave help.

1968, June 15 - Powered Dinghy.

Lifeboat saved four lives and brought in the boat.

1968, May 17 - Motor Launch.

Lifeboat gave help to motor launch Manolo.

1968, April 14 - Speedboat.

Lifeboat saved one life and brought in the boat.

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1967 Effective Services

1967, August 15 - Man stranded on rocks.

Lifeboat saved the man's life.

1967, August 7 - Bathers in difficulty.

Tragically the lifeboat landed a body.

1967, July 25 - Boys trapped on cliff.

Lifeboat gave help.

1967, July 13 - Pram Dinghy.

Lifeboat saved the lives of the two people on board and brought in the dinghy.

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1966 Effective Services

1966, August 20 - Skin Diver.

Lifeboat saved the Diver's life.

1966, August 20 - Four persons cut off by tide.

Lifeboat landed the four people.

1966, July 19 - Fishing boat.

Lifeboat gave help to the fishing boat. The two men rescued where both local men from Borth.

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