Moelfre RNLI Volunteers Called to Assist Waterlogged Kayaker.

Lifeboats News Release

On Tuesday 11th August at 4:52pm, Moelfre RNLI volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard, to assist a kayaker who had capsized near Traeth Lligwy. Moelfre inshore lifeboat (ILB) Enfys 2 quickly located the kayaker, who was being shadowed by two paddleboarders until further help arrived.

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Once alongside, the decision was made that the kayaker would come onboard the ILB, and the kayak would then be manually towed alongside the ILB, on a heading towards Traeth Lligwy. The awaiting Moelfre Coastguard team helped in draining the kayak. The casualty did not require further assistance.

Michael Hughes-Roberts, Helm of ILB Enfys 2, said: “Even with clear blue skies, calm water and a very light wind it is easy to get caught out by the sea. When we arrived on the scene the casualty appeared to be getting tired, was unable to right the kayak and could easily have been carried out further offshore."

With confirmation no further assistance was needed, the crew were stood down and returned to station at 5:20pm.

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


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