Another Busy Day for the Volunteer Crew of Moelfre Lifeboat.

Lifeboats News Release

Father and daughter, Inflatable ring and drifting tender played their part in today's shouts.

RNLI/Phil Williams

At the request of Holyhead Coastguard, the Inshore Lifeboat ‘Enfys’ launched at 3:31 pm to investigate and retrieve a tender that had come adrift from a sailing yacht near Red Wharf Bay. After ensuring that nobody was onboard the tender, the RNLI Volunteer Crew quickly set up a towline and with the agreement of the tender owner, it was towed to a safe mooring at St David’s.

No sooner had the ILB been washed down and fuelled up and some of the RNLI Volunteer Crew were making their way home, their pagers went off again. The Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) launched at 4:54 pm after Holyhead Coastguard received reports that a father and teenage daughter had been observed drifting a long way from the shoreline at Benllech in a small rubber dinghy.

The ILB Crew quickly arrived on the scene and as soon as the father and daughter were onboard the ILB, they were then taken back to the beach where the Moelfre Coastguard Team were waiting for them. No medical assistance was required. Before being stood down the ILB Crew were asked to investigate and retrieve an inflatable rubber ring that had been spotted drifting offshore by the Coastguard Mobile Team. They quickly retrieved the ring and in the meantime the Coastguard Team had made sure that the owner of the rubber ring was safely on the beach.

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