Beaumaris Lifeboat assists kayaker trapped on Puffin Island.
The U.K Coastguard received a report of a kayaker that appeared to be unable to re-launch his kayak against the tide at Puffin Island. The RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers received a launch request at 3.29 pm to go to assess the situation and assist if required.
The volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched the lifeboat at 3.35 pm proceeding to the reported position of the incident.
Once on scene it became apparent that the kayaker was unable to make any headway against the strength of the tide He was however able to paddle out to the lifeboat and both he and the kayak were safety transported to the waiting Mobile Coastguard team on the shore at Penmon.
The lifeboat returned to Beaumaris lifeboat station arriving at 4.10 pm for refuelling and cleaning.
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.