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RNLI Moelfre Volunteers Rescue Teenagers Caught in Strong offshore Wind

Lifeboats News Release

Today at 5:58 pm, the volunteers at Moelfre lifeboat station launched the D-Class inshore lifeboat (ILB) after being tasked by H.M.Coastguard that persons on a paddleboard and inflatable kayak were in difficulties off Traeth Bychan.

RNLI/Phil Williams

The ILB made good speed in the choppy water, and once on scene, they observed two teenage females on one paddleboard and two adolescent males in the inflatable kayak.

Both females and the paddleboard were recovered onto the ILB, and the inflatable kayak with the two teenage males was towed alongside the ILB.

The casualties then were handed over to the awaiting Moelfre Coastguard team at Traeth Bychan, who, along with the RNLI crew, issued stern safety advice.

Moelfre RNLI Helm, BL said. “Today, there are numerous posts on social media by the Coastguard and RNLI urging people not to go into the sea, especially along the coastline from Cemaes to Penmon, due to the powerful offshore wind and misty conditions. Unfortunately, none of the casualties today wore lifejackets, and they also didn’t have means of communication or had they informed anybody ashore of their intentions”.

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

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