Moelfre Lifeboat launches on a mission with a Porpoise!
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.
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
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.