Trearddur Bay RNLI Volunteers called out to inflatable lobster.
The crew of Trearddur Bay Lifeboat were paged at 16:47 by the coastguard after a report of an inflatable being blown out to sea.
Fortunately, there were no further reports of anyone missing and after retrieving the inflatable the crew returned to station but not before a brief encounter with a small pod of Risso’s Dolphins that came over to the Charities Lifeboat to investigate.
Helmsman Leigh McCann remarked ‘We were glad that the shout was nothing more serious but it is still a little frustrating that we had to be called out at all during the lockdown’. Crew member Megan Dixon echoed these sentiments adding ‘it is frustrating but it was quite special to be visited by these rare Dolphins’.
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.