Porthdinllaen RNLI launches to person cut off by tide

Lifeboats News Release

Porthdinllaen RNLI all-weather lifeboat (ALB) crew were requested by Holyhead Coastguard to launch to the aid of a person cut off by tide on Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey.

Porthdinllaen Lifeboat launching on a previous occasion

RNLI/Dylan Thomas

Porthdinllaen Lifeboat launching on a previous occasion

The lifeboat launched into calm seas at 10.40am, with coxswain Owain Williams at the helm supported by a team of volunteer crew members, who made best possible speed towards Llanddwyn, approximately 15 miles from Porthdinllaen RNLI Lifeboat Station.

Upon arrival on scene, the casualty was quickly located, and it was decided the safest option to retrieve the casualty was by the Tamar Class lifeboats on board Y class tender. With two casualty care trained volunteer crew members on board the Y class tender, the casualty was assessed and found to be in good health and transferred safely ashore at Llanddwyn beach.

Upon arrival back on station, the lifeboat was thoroughly cleaned, refuelled and was ready for service by 1.05 pm.

Owain Williams, Coxswain of Porthdinllaen ALB lifeboat added:

'We were glad to be able to help the casualty, he did the right thing in staying put and calling for assistance. We would like to remind the public to always carry a device such as a mobile phone as a means of calling for help and to always check the tide times before visiting the coast.’

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