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Sep 3, 2014

School sailing tragedy at Criccieth

On this day in 1951, residents of Criccieth were surprised to see a boat belonging to a Bedford school labouring on a choppy sea. The boat capsized at 2pm and no lifeboat ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

was less than 3 hours away. Local men rushed for their boats and managed to rescue four boys from the water but four others drowned, along with their teacher. The tragedy prompted the RNLI to reopen a lifeboat station in Criccieth, and the victims are commemorated by a simple memorial beside the Wales Coast Path. Scan the QR codes beside the path for the story. Or click here