Angle RNLI inshore lifeboat assists in rescue of stranded bullock
Angle RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was launched on Tuesday evening (May 2) to provide safety cover to a member of the public, who had climbed down rocks to rescue a stranded bullock to the south of West Angle Bay.
The D class lifeboat, SuperG II, was launched at 7.44pm and reached the scene in seven minutes. Two crew members went ashore to assess the options of evacuation, while the lifeboat transferred the now stranded member of the public to West Angle beach.
As the lifeboat was returning, the local farmer was on the shoreline offering assistance so he was transferred to the scene. After numerous attempts, the bullock was eventually secured and towed to West Angle beach, where it was placed in a field.
With no more assistance required, the lifeboat was released and returned to her station, where she was rehoused at 9.35pm.
RNLI media contacts: For more information please telephone Ted Goddard, Angle RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01437 763675 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager, on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.
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.