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Busy time for RNLI crews over weekend.

TWO yachts and a speedboat were towed to safety by lifeboat volunteers at the weekend.

The Llandudno lifeboat was launched at 6am on Saturday after a distress call was received from a yacht off the Great Orme.

Llandudno RNLI spokesman Alan Sharp said: "The lifeboat crew quickly rigged a towline, and the yacht was taken to Conwy, where she was safely berthed in the marina."

While the lifeboat was being recovered at the slipway Coastguards asked for the station''s inshore lifeboat be launched to search for a swimmer reported to be in difficulties at the Craigside end of the north shore.

Alan Sharp "The inshore boat crew carried out a detailed search of the area, but found nothing amiss.

"It was decided the report had been a false alarm with good intent possibly through the informant mistaking a diving bird for a swimmer."

Later two lifeboats were launched to tow a 24-foot yacht in difficulties off the Llyn coast.

A Holyhead Coastguard spokesman said the yacht had lost its rudder and the Abersoch inshore lifeboat was launched at 1.12pm A broken down speedboat was also reported to the Barmouth RNLI just before 7pm on Saturday.

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