Porthdinllaen RNLI Lifeboat recover broken down craft and Occupant

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At 9.15am the lifeboat was tasked by UK Coastguards to launch to reports of a power boat with mechanical difficulties near Porth Colmon

Porthdinllaen RNLI pictured returning to station

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Porthdinllaen RNLI pictured returning to station

At 9.15am the lifeboat was tasked by UK Coastguard at Holyhead to launch to reports of a power boat with mechanical difficulties near Porth Colmon. The position of the casualty was uncertain as communications had been lost. The lifeboat made best possible speed towards the last known position and on arrival on-scene were met by a local fisherman who had also answered the coastguards Pan Pan distress message.

The local fisherman had sighted the casualty who by now been blown onto the rocky shoreline. The Y-boat was quickly launched and made it’s way towards the casualty. The two persons onboard the craft were found to be in good health and their engine was then restarted by the Y-boat crew. The boat was then escorted back to Porth Colmon where they were handed over to the care of Porthdinllaen Coastguard rescue team.

Owain Williams, Coxswain at Porthdinllaen RNLI added, 'We would like to thank the local fisherman and Porthdinllaen Coastguard Rescue Team for their assistance in helping us quickly locate the missing casualties. We would also like to remind the public of the importance of carrying a secondary means of calling for help such as a VHF due to the fact that a large portion of the shoreline is not covered by mobile phone reception.'

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