Holyhead RNLI responds to broken Mayday message

Lifeboats News Release

Holyhead RNLI volunteers were requested to launch the inshore lifeboat last week after the Coastguard received a broken Mayday message on Friday night.

The RNLI volunteers launched the inshore lifeboat Mary & Archie Hooper at 8:45pm on Friday night to conduct a search along the seaward side of the Breakwater to North Stack.  As Holyhead Cliff Rescue Team completed a shoreline search, the RNLI volunteers continued to search back to Penrhos Bay.  During the search the lifeboat crew stopped to speak to several locals on boats along the way in case they had any more information of the call. 

Holyhead lifeboat crew were stood down at 10pm and returned to station. 

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