Battling the surf

When a surfer became engulfed by a violent surf, Trearddur Bay lifeboat crew had to push themselves and their boat to the limit to save them

Being a lifesaver often means you have to face the elements: rough seas, strong winds, cold seas - all in a day's work for an RNLI volunteer. But sometimes, even they have to stop and think, 'Are the conditions too rough to attempt a rescue?'. That's what the volunteers at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station had to ask themselves when a surfer became engulfed by a violent surf.

What does it take to go out into seas when others would turn back? That's the question Lee Duncan, Helm, and Mark Smith, Tractor Driver, had to ask themselves as they launched to rescue the surfer in distress. Watch the video to find out what was going through their heads as they raced to save the surfer's life.

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