Moelfre Lifeboat launches on a mission with a Porpoise!

Lifeboats News Release

Thursday (29/04/2021) our RNLI inshore lifeboat (ILB) Enfys 2 launched after being tasked by Holyhead Coastguard that a porpoise had become stranded near St. David’s Park, Traeth Coch.

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Making good headway, the ILB with four RNLI volunteers onboard, soon arrived on scene to be met by the Moelfre Coastguard mobile team and a marine specialist. The expert ensured that the young marine mammal was uninjured and fit enough to be returned to open water.

After being wrapped in a wet blanket, the porpoise was carefully lifted onboard the ILB by the RNLI crew and Coastguard team. Once onboard the porpoise was then taken approximately a mile offshore so that it could be released in the open water. There were smiles all round as the crew observed the porpoise swimming happily away.

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

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