Moelfre RNLI Volunteers Search for Missing Kayak in Strong Offshore Wind.
The All-weather Lifeboat ’Kiwi’ launched this afternoon at 2:47 pm after being tasked by Holyhead Coastguard that an inflatable kayak was in difficulties near Bull Bay with two adults and a child onboard.
Whilst on route the RNLI volunteer crew were asked to search an area between Bull Bay and Porth Wen Brickworks in winds that were gusting up to 50 knots. In the meantime, further information was received that the kayakers had managed to make their own way ashore at Bull Bay, this was later confirmed by the Cemaes and Moelfre Coastguard Team.
Kiwi was back on the slip at 3:30 pm, ready to be washed down and prepared for the next shout.
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.