Porthdinllaen and Beaumaris RNLI lifeboats in joint rescue

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Porthdinllaen and Beaumaris lifeboat rescue five people near Llanddwyn Island

Porthdinllaen RNLI Lifeboat pictured on exercise earlier


Porthdinllaen RNLI Lifeboat pictured on exercise earlier

At 6.40pm, the lifeboat was tasked by Holyhead Coastguards to immediately launch to reports of a 9-metre powerboat on the Rocks at Llanddwyn Island, off the coast of south Anglesey. On passage, further information was received that one person was still onboard the powerboat which was now anchored just off the rocky shoreline and that four persons, including three children, were ashore on Llanddwyn Island.

Once on scene, contact was made with the casualty and after an inspection of the powerboat it was decided that it could make way under its own power to deeper water. It was then decided that Beaumaris Lifeboat, who were also tasked and on scene, would recover the remaining casualties from Llanddwyn Island and transfer them onto the Porthdinllaen's all-weather lifeboat. Once the transfer of the adult and three children was completed and it was ascertained that no medical assistance was needed, both Lifeboats escorted the powerboat into Victoria Dock, Caernarfon.

Owain Williams, Coxswain at Porthdinllaen RNLI added 'The casualty did exactly the right thing in calling for help as soon as he relised that he had made contact with the rocks. This meant that we and Beaumaris Lifeboat were on scene and able to assist in a timely manner, and as always it was a pleasure to work alongside our colleagues from Beaumaris RNLI.'

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