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Trearddur Bay and Holyhead Lifeboats launched on multi-vessel search

Lifeboats News Release

Both Trearddur Bay lifeboats were tasked by the coastguard during an exercise on Sunday morning at 11am, to carry out a search between South Stack and the South end of Abrahams Bosom.

Trearddur Bay Atlantic 85 lifeboat

RNLI/Nicholas Leach

Trearddur Bay Atlantic 85 lifeboat

Trearddur Bay RNLI volunteers were joined by Holyhead’s all-weather lifeboat and their D Class lifeboat.

A rucksack had been found near the cliff edge next to Ellins tower by a member of the public who informed the coastguard, after two hours and nothing found the search was called off.

Following further information the boats from Trearddur Bay and Holyhead were relaunched by the coastguard to continue searching at 2:30pm. They were joined by the search and rescue helicopter from Caernarfon. The search continued until darkness fell. The volunteer lifeboat crews were stood down at 4:15pm and returned to station.

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For more information contact Andy Hodgson, Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Press Officer on 07545 588093.

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