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.

RNLI media contact

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

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or or by email.