Trearddur Bay Volunteers rescue three divers
At 3pm on Saturday afternoon both Trearddur Bay Lifeboats were launched following a request from Holyhead Coastguard.
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.'
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, in a normal year, 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.