Swift Response from RNLI Moelfre Volunteers to Kayaker in Difficulties.

Lifeboats News Release

At 4:38pm on Thursday 25th July, the Moelfre volunteers were paged by UK Coastguard alerting them that one person in an inflatable kayak, was struggling unsuccessfully to paddle back to shore at Benllech Beach.

RNLI/Phil Williams

The Moelfre RNLI responded quickly so that Enfys 2 the station Inshore Lifeboat was launched and on the water at 4:45pm. The Inshore Lifeboat was on scene at 4:52 and then proceeded to assist the lone, mature female back to shore.

Once onshore, the kayaker was given advice on sea safety by the RNLI and by the Moelfre Mobile Coastguard Team.

Dwynwen Parry, RNLI Moelfre volunteer crew member who was involved in today's shout said: “With even the slightest offshore wind blowing, people are requested by the RNLI to be extra careful with inflatables of all shapes as they can be blown out to sea very quickly”.

Enfys 2 was back on the slip at 5:13pm, and by 5:30pm she had been made ready for her next service.

For further information, please contact Phil Williams, Moelfre Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07773 979910

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