The volunteers from Trearddur Bay were tasked by Holyhead Coastguard to reports of two people and a dog stuck part way down a cliff in Abrahams Bosom, a large bay near South Stack Lighthouse.
The charities Atlantic 85 launched first shortly after 6pm followed by the D class, both heading to the area, approximately 2 Miles North of the station. The Atlantic was first on scene but couldn’t get close inshore due to the height of the tide, the D class arrived a few minutes later.
Upon arrival the volunteer crew discovered that the casualties had made their way down the cliff onto an isolated beach where they were comforting an injured dog that had fallen from the headland. Two crew members from the D Class were put ashore and they carried the injured animal back to the boat and assisted the two casualties on board. All three were then transferred to the Atlantic 85 and taken back to the lifeboat station.
Helmsman Delme Mullings said ‘Both men seemed to be ok, just cold and it looks like the dog may have broken a leg.’ He later added, ‘it was one of those nice outcomes, it would’ve been far too dangerous for the men to have made it back up the cliff face and the tide was on the turn as well, our crew did a great job.’
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.