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Trearddur Bay RNLI carry out search after Liferaft discovered.

Lifeboats News Release

Local charter boat skipper, Gethyn Owen of My Way, raised the alarm following the discovery of an unmanned Liferaft adrift 3 Miles west of Trearddur Bay, the Volunteer crew were tasked to carry out an extensive search by Holyhead coastguard heading towards popular tourist spot Llanddwyn Island.

They were joined by the Charities D class boat from Trearddur Bay and the all weather boat from Holyhead which was tasked to search north and west of South Stack light house.

After almost 5 hours of searching and nothing found the vessel to which the Liferaft belonged was discovered safe and well in Northern Ireland.

Almost immediately upon their return to Trearddur Bay the crew were tasked to a vessel near Ty Croes racetrack which was suffering from engine problems. The 12ft motor boat was towed to Rhosneigr beach after which the stations Atlantic 85 returned to Trearddur Bay.

Helmsman Leigh McCann said, “It was a long day however the crew were fantastic, executing the search plan perfectly and whilst the search proved unnecessary it was good to see that all the hard work in training was being put to good use.”

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