CONWY inshore lifeboat was called out and launched on three occasions last week by Holyhead Coastguard rescue Centre.

On Thursday September 19, the lifeboat, The May-Bob, was launched at 12:30pm to assist a 10 metre pleasure craft which had lost all steerage in Conwy Bay and required a tow into Conwy Marina.

North Wales Pioneer: Conwy lifeboat being recovered after the night call out. Picture: RNLIConwy lifeboat being recovered after the night call out. Picture: RNLI

On Monday the 23 September at 3:36pm, the lifeboat was requested to investigate reports of two persons in the water in difficulty off Conwy Morfa beach. The Llandudno inshore rescue boat which was out on exercise made its way around the Great Ormes Head to also assist.

North Wales Pioneer: Conwy lifeboat searching the river at night. Picture: RNLIConwy lifeboat searching the river at night. Picture: RNLI

When the Conwy lifeboat arrived, it was discovered the persons reported as needing help were in fact an experienced fisherman in waders and in not in difficulties. From some perspectives it looked as though they could be in danger. Llandudno Coastguard Rescue Team were also on hand and confirmed the fishermen were safe and well.

The third callout came in the early hours of Wednesday September 25 to reports of a distress flare sighting in the River Conwy from the police and a member of the public.

North Wales Pioneer: The wake of the Conwy lifeboat at speed. Picture: RNLIThe wake of the Conwy lifeboat at speed. Picture: RNLI

The May-Bob conducted a thorough search of the area in question and all the river moorings, while Llandudno Coastguard Rescue Team conducted a thorough search of the shoreline. A white parachute illuminating flare was also fired from the lifeboat to assist in search operations.

After an extensive search, all teams were stood down by Holyhead Coastguard and the lifeboat returned to station.

Conwy lifeboat spokesman Danny-Lee Davies said: “It has been a busy few days for the station at this time of year. However, our volunteers remain on call 24 hours a day.”