Moelfre RNLI volunteers rescue man who attempted to rescue a dog
Moelfre Inshore lifeboat 'Enfys 2' launched this morning (Monday 22 April) after receiving a call at the station, alerting us to a person and dog in the water
The ILB was launched within five minutes and was quickly on scene at Porth Helaeth, between Lligwy and Moelfre. On arrival, the crew found a man clambering ashore who was suffering from cold water immersion. He swam some 300 meters out, to try and rescue his Labrador dog and luckily, he made it back to shore. The dog was also able to get back to shore and did not suffer any harm. Following first aid on scene and warming the casualty, with the aid of Moelfre Coastguard team he was assisted back to his caravan to be reunited with the family.
Moelfre Lifeboat station mechanic Vince Jones said, “Although human nature is to help, we strongly advise people not to attempt to self-rescue of animals in the water and leave it to the Lifeboat or Coastguard teams”.
For further information, please contact Phil Williams, Moelfre Lifeboat Press Officer, on 0777 3979910
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.