Rescue Info

  • Launch date: Fri 20 Mar 15
  • Time Launched: 12:38
  • Crew: Ian Brandreth
    Ian Richards
  • Cause of Service: Person in danger of being carried away by tide
  • Sea State: Calm (Rippled)
  • Wind Force: 1
  • Wind Direction: West
  • Casualty Type: Persons in the Sea
  • Visibility: GOOD
  • Return Date: Fri 20 Mar
  • Time returned: 12:45
  • Lifeboat: Arancia 78

Arancia launched for suspected surfer in difficultly

Aberystwyth's Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB), the Arancia class was launched to reports that a surfer was in difficultly and was struggling against the tide.



On launching, the IRB liaised with the surfer who at that point was coming ashore; the surfer had been purposely training against the tide.

The service was a false alarm with good intent.