Posted: Sat 23rd Jul 2016

Mayday sparks major search and rescue mission off the coast of North Wales

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Jul 23rd, 2016

A major air and sea search was launched off the coast of north wales overnight after a Mayday call was heard near Llandudno.

Holyhead Coastguard heard a spoken radio Mayday call at 10.45pm on Friday and coordinated a search of the sea and coast around Llandudno involving two Coastguard rescue helicopters and four lifeboats.

Three Coastguard rescue teams searched the shoreline.

Rescue units which took part in the search were Coastguard rescue teams from Llandudno, Penmon and Rhyl, RNLI lifeboats from Llandudno, Beaumaris, Conwy and Rhyl.

The Coastguard rescue helicopter from Caernarfon was joined in the search by the Coastguard rescue helicopter based at Prestwick.

Nothing has been found despite an intensive search of the area overnight.

The search at sea has been suspended.

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