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Porthdinllaen RNLI rescue Woman and Dog off Llanddwyn Island

Lifeboats News Release

Porthdinllaen RNLI's all-weather lifeboat was tasked by UK Coastguard to reports of a woman and her dog cut off by tide on Llanddwyn Island off the Anglesey coast.

Porthdinllaen Lifeboat launching on a previous call out.

RNLI/Dylan Thomas

Porthdinllaen Lifeboat launching on a previous call out.

The Tamar Class lifeboat and it`s volunteer crew launched at 10:50 am on Saturday 11 March and made best headway towards Llanddwyn, arriving on scene at 11: 26 am. On arrival, the situation was assessed by Second Coxswain Robert Jones, and it was decided to deploy the lifeboat's on-board Y boat tender with two crew members to go ashore at Llanddwyn Island. On scene, the casualty was assessed by a Casualty Care trained crew member. Both the casualty and the dog were taken ashore by the lifeboat team at the nearby mainland, and handed over to the care of the Penmon and Rhosneigr Coastguard teams.

The lifeboat returned to Porthdinllaen and was refuelled and ready for service by 12:40 pm.

Dylan Thomas, Porthdinllaen Lifeboat Press Officer said: 'With the state of the tide at the time of the incident, the casualty would have had to wait several hours for the tide to have receded enough to get a safe passage back to the mainland. We were glad to be able to assist. We do advise anybody that ventures to the coast to check the state of the tides and local advice boards present on beaches.

We would also like to thank our colleagues at Penmon and Rhosneigr Coastguard teams for their assistance today'.

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