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LIFEBOAT SERVICES. The best part of the inhabitants of Rhyl were aroused on Tuesday morning at an early hour by the onimoas reports of the lifeboat signal". It appears that the flat William Henry" of Runcorn stranded on the main shore, near the mouth of the river. The flat struck about midnight, and as she failed to get off, signals of distress were fired about balf past two. Shortly after three the usaal interchange of signals between the coastguard and lifeboat stations took place, and the lifeboat crew assembled with great prompti- tude, and early aa it was a large concourse of lookers-on gathered together. In about an hour the boat was brought up to the beach by way of Abbey street, but the master and his hands had by this, succeeded in getting j ashore. On this fact being made known to the coxswain of the boat, he ordered a return to Voryd. Had the crew of "William Henry" been satisfied with the touch of shipwreck they had experienced the chapter would have closed with the storing of the lifeboat. But they were not. In company with a dozen or fourteen men they returned to the flat, with the intention of attempting to unload sufficient of her cargo to enable her to float with the tide then coming in. Captain Lloyd and his man, together with I Captain Heaps, of the Lilly Heaps and Captain E. Jones of the Minnie remained on board, but the assistants left as the tide came up. The quartette on board very soon found that their craft was as unseaworth v as it well could be and had to take to the rigging for their lives. About half past eight the ser- vices of the lifeboat were again requisitioned, and the Jane Dalton was launched under the command of Coxswain Evans with a crew of twelve men, who succeeded in rescuing the four sailors. The foreshore was lined with tpecta-tora, and a large number had gathered at the end of the pier where a splendid view of the skilful manuoavering of the boat was obtained. The William Henry belongs to the port of Runcorn, is owned by Mr Thomas Beckett of that place, and was loaded with lime-stone chippings from Llanddulas.

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