CONWY and Llandudno lifeboats were called out to rescue a speedboat in difficulties off Penmaenmawr.

Initially Conwy’s inshore lifeboat, the May-Bob, was called out by Holyhead Coastguards rescue coordination centre, to go to the aid of the 22 feet long speedboat which had suffered engine failure, and had anchored three miles off Penmaenmawr.

Danny-Lee Davies, spokesman for Conwy lifeboat said: “Due to deteriorating weather conditions, Conwy’s inshore lifeboat requested support from Llandudno’s all-weather lifeboat, William F Yates. The family on board the speedboat, who were cold and wet, were transferred from their vessel onto the all weather lifeboat to warm up.

“After securing a tow line the Conwy inshore lifeboat sailed up channel into the River Conwy to place the boat on a safe mooring. The Llandudno crew also proceeded to Conwy to place the unharmed casualties into the care of the Coastguard Rescue Service.”

A spokesman for Llandudno lifeboat said: "This joint service was yet another occasion when Conwy and Llandudno lifeboat volunteers came together to assist the public when they are in peril around the coast."