Moelfre RNLI Volunteers Rescue Family and Dog.

Lifeboats News Release

The Inshore Lifeboat ‘Enfys2’ (ILB) was launched at 5:03 pm, after the Holyhead based UK Coastguard received calls from members of the public, who were walking along the coastal path near Lligwy, that an inflatable green dinghy appeared to be in difficulties approximately two miles offshore.

Sally Roberts

The RNLI volunteer crew of the ILB quickly arrived on the scene to discover that there were two adults plus one child and a small dog onboard the inflatable dinghy. The adults in the dinghy said they were finding it extremely difficult to row back to shore in the strong offshore wind.

A nearby powered dinghy had initially taken up the tow. The tow was transferred over to the ILB who then towed to casualty vessel to Lligwy beach to be handed over to the waiting Coastguard team.

The Coastguard team took the family into one of their vehicles so that they could get warmed up as they were feeling shivery. The RNLI volunteers were back on the slip at 5:17 pm and by 5:45 pm ‘Enfys 2’ was back in the boathouse washed and fuelled ready for her next shout.

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