Moelfre RNLI Volunteers rescue man who was clinging to drifting yacht
At 11:49 Wednesday the Inshore Lifeboat ‘Enfys 2’ launched at the request of Holyhead based UK Coastguard after reports that a 14-foot yacht had suffered engine failure near Penmon Quarry.
The ILB quickly located the casualty vessel with three people on board and one male in the water who was attempting to prevent the casualty vessel from drifting onto the nearby rocks.
The RNLI volunteer crew went alongside the casualty vessel and before setting up the tow, they got the person that had been in the water onboard the ILB.
Once the tow was established the casualty vessel was then towed to Llanddona beach and at the same time casualty care was given to person who had been in the water, who by now was suffering from the effects of the cold and feeling ill after ingesting water.
Once at Llanddona the ILB crew then ensured that the yacht was anchored securely and at the same time the casualty was handed over to the waiting Moelfre Coastguard team who kept the casualty warm in their vehicle while they waited for the North Wales Ambulance to arrive.
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.