Return to LLanddwyn for Trearddur Bay Lifeboat and a Kayaker has a close shave.
Volunteers from Trearddur Bay RNLI were alerted by pager twice over the bank holiday weekend.
Lifeboat Helm, Leigh McCann said ‘It was a very dark night with no moonlight so it must have been pretty frightening as they didn’t know the area at all.’ The Volunteers had to fire flares to illuminate the area and find the couple, after a short time they were located and one of the crew assisted them onto the boat after which they were transported back to the mainland. The Lifeboat completed the service and returned to the station at 3am.
On Sunday the RNLI crew were paged at 12:30pm after a member of the public had reported seeing a Kayaker who looked to be in trouble. The stations D Class boat was launched within a few minutes and after recovering the kayaker, who appeared to be in the early stages of hypothermia, returned to the station. The casualty was helped into a warm shower then wrapped in blankets and given warm sweet tea to drink prior to the arrival of a paramedic who monitored his condition at the station for the next couple of hours. Happily he made a full recovery before being taken home by friends. RNLI volunteer crew member Jaycie Burns said, ‘the member of the public did a great job in immediately alerting the coastguard, another 10 minutes and it could have been a very different story’.
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.