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Trearddur Bay Volunteers rescue three divers

Lifeboats News Release

At 3pm on Saturday afternoon both Trearddur Bay Lifeboats were launched following a request from Holyhead Coastguard.

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RNLI/Delme Mullings/Andrew Hodgson

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The lifeboats were called to Englishman’s Rock shortly after 3pm after their dive boat raised the alarm notifying the Coastguard that three divers had got into difficulty at a popular scuba diving spot near Rhoscolyn Beacon.

Nick Dunning, Trearddur Bay volunteer crewman who was at the scene, said the divers were “shaken up” but no injuries were reported.

He said: 'Three divers got into difficulty this afternoon when they came away from their boat and ended up on Englishman’s Rock after being swept onto it by a strong current and large swell.'

'I think the current must have taken them by surprise. Two lifeboats were launched and we managed to get all three divers off the rock one by one. The conditions made it quite a tricky extraction however no injuries were reported - the divers were very cold and shaken up but they were all okay.'

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