Moelfre RNLI Volunteers Dash to Rescue Kayakers Battling Strong Offshore Wind.

Lifeboats News Release

At 12:49 pm (10/5/2022), the RNLI Moelfre Inshore Lifeboat Enfys 2 launched after being tasked by H.M. Coastguard that a concerned beach walker on Traeth Lligwy had observed an inflatable kayak with two adults on board struggling to make headway in the strong offshore wind.

RNLI/Phil Williams

The RNLI inshore lifeboat (ILB), with three volunteer crew members on board, was quickly on the scene.

Both adults were taken on board the lifeboat, and to avoid any hazards to navigation, or further call outs for the kayak itself, it too was brought on board. A quick assessment of casualties showed that they felt cold and shocked after their experience but did not require medical assistance. Both casualties were given sea safety advice by the lifeboat crew and by the Moelfre Coastguard team, who assisted onshore.

At 1:17 pm the ILB returned to station and was made ready for her next call to service.

The RNLI has sea safety advice on its website, ‘If you are planning to participate in water sports this summer, we would always recommend that you are properly equipped with the relevant skills and experience for the conditions.’

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

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