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Dave MasseyVolunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
This was the first rescue mission completed by 18 year old Daniel Pritchard, who joined the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat crew in January 2012
Lifeboats News Release
The Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat launched today (23 June) to reports of two elderly males being blown offshore by the very strong south westerly wind in a small dinghy.
The RNLI inshore lifeboat crew launched at 2.30pm and quickly located the small boat which had suffered engine failure off Lligwy beach. Both the gentlemen who were in their sixties were transferred onto the Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat Enfys and a tow was established.Both the occupants were assessed by the volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew and no additional medical attention was required. The dinghy was towed back into Lligwy beach. This was the first rescue mission completed by 18 year old Daniel Pritchard, who joined the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat crew in January 2012. Since joining the life saving charity Dan has under gone intensive training in RNLI lifeboat operations and procedures. He has regularly attended classroom training sessions and exercises on board the RNLI inshore lifeboat.Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat Station helmswoman Dwynwen Parry said: ‘It costs the RNLI almost £1300 a year to train a RNLI crew member, all Dan’s hard work and costs really paid off today. Dan’s casualty reassurance and handling was very professional and it was clear to see that he understood all the RNLI training he has received. Dan still has another six months to go until his RNLI probationary period finishes. He will continue to receive a lot more training on station and down in the RNLI training college in Poole as well as continuing to saves lives at sea’.Notes to editors
• Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 1830. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.moelfrelifeboat.co.uk
• Attached is an image of the casualty dinghy alongside another vessel awaiting the arrival of the Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat
• Attached is an image of Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station crewman Daniel Pritchard
• This year’s Moelfre Lifeboat day will be held on Saturday August 18th 2012RNLI media contacts For more information please telephone Dave Massey, Moelfre RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press officer on 07917 267213
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