Long day for RNLI Volunteer Crew of Moelfre Lifeboat.
At 10:45 pm (11th August) the All-weather lifeboat ‘Kiwi’ and the Inshore Lifeboat 'Enfys 2' launched after a reliable source reported seeing a red flare in the Lligwy Bay area.
Both Lifeboats reached the search area within minutes, and the ILB searched she shallower waters along the coastline. The All-weather Lifeboat carried out a search pattern up to two and a half miles out from the shoreline.
The Coastguard Rescue Team were also in attendance searching on foot along the coastline. After an extensive search by the RNLI volunteers and Coastguard team the decision was made to call off the search.
Both Moelfre Lifeboats were back on the slip by 12.45 am. All in all, it was a long day for the volunteer crew after attending the Moelfre Lifeboat day and dealing with a shout earlier on in the day.
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, in a normal year, 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.