Swift Response from RNLI Moelfre Volunteers to Kayaker in Difficulties.
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.
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
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 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.