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Return to LLanddwyn for Trearddur Bay Lifeboat and a Kayaker has a close shave.

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers from Trearddur Bay RNLI were alerted by pager twice over the bank holiday weekend.

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RNLI/Andy Hodgson

Just before midnight on Saturday 29th April, the charities Volunteers were sent running from their beds after being paged by the Coastguard. The crew were tasked for the second time this year to Llanddwyn Island where 2 people were reported to have been stranded by the incoming tide.

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’.

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