Beaumaris and Moelfre Lifeboats, Coastguard helicopter and shore teams in search
The U.K Coastguard received a report of a missing windsurfer between Llanddona beach and Puffin Island. They requested the RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers to launch at 3.06 pm on Friday 30 June to commence a search.
The volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched the lifeboat at 3.15pm in addition the Penmon and Moelfre Mobile Coastguard Rescue Teams and the coastguard helicopter joined in the search.
Due to the sea conditions and poor visibility in the search area the Helmsman of the Beaumaris Lifeboat requested that the Moelfre Tamar class lifeboat be launched.
After a search of approximately forty minutes a report was received that the windsurfer had been located on the beach.
The Lifeboats and the helicopter received instructions to discontinue the search and return to their respective bases.
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.