New ad­di­tion to search and res­cue

North Wales Weekly News - - NEWS -

LIFEBOAT crews have been out get­ting to know a new ad­di­tion to the search and res­cue ar­moury.

Llan­dudno RNLI held a joint ex­er­cise with in­com­ing search and res­cue op­er­a­tors Bris­tow off Llan­dudno on Mon­day, and lifeboat­man Luke Her­itage was on hand to send us these close-up shots of the new he­li­copter in ac­tion.

The in­shore lifeboat got to grips with the new op­er­at­ing pro­ce­dures of the Siko­rsky S-92 which, with its dis­tinc­tive red and white livery, will re­place the yel­low Sea Kings of C-flight 22Sqn RAF Val­ley from July 1.

The new civil­ian ser­vice, which will op­er­ate from Caernar­fon air­port, has been fa­mil­iaris­ing it­self with res­cue or­gan­i­sa­tions in the re­gion for the past few weeks.

In Mon­day’s ex­er­cise, “Coast­guard Golf Kilo” winched up sev­eral of the Llan­dudno crew as it sim­u­lated sea res­cues and boat-toair­craft trans­fers along­side Llan­dudno’s life­savers.

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