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Byline: Trearddur Bay RNLI volunteers were requested to launch the Atlantic 85 lifeboat at 3pm this afternoon (Friday) in rising tides and rough seas after receiving reports of people in trouble in the water.
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As the RNLI volunteers launched the lifeboat it was reported that two people had been winched from the water by RAF helicopter and were on their way to Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital.  The lifeboat crew were then tasked to another casualty, a young man, who was also involved in the incident and had been washed onto the rocks.

Due to the rising tide and rough seas it was extremely difficult for the lifeboat to reach the casualty.  The lifeboat tried to veer down* onto the rocks so the crewmember could transfer the casualty onto the lifeboat but the rough seas made the manoeuvre very difficult.  An RNLI crewmember decided to jump into the sea and swim to the rocks to assist the teenager until the lifeboat was able to get closer to the scene.  The helmsman manoeuvred the lifeboat along side the rocks so that the casualty and crewmember could be transferred safely onto the lifeboat.

The lifeboat was then steered off the rocks and the volunteers quickly made their way to Rhosneigr beach.  Trearddur Bay lifeboat crew then beached the lifeboat at Rhosneigr to an awaiting ambulance and the casualty was immediately taken to hospital.  The RNLI volunteers returned to station at 4:11pm.

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*Veering down is a manoeuvre that involves using the anchor to hold the bow (front) of the lifeboat into the sea while moving astern (backwards) in to the rocks. It’s a manoeuvre that is used and practised on a regular basis by volunteer lifeboat crews.

RNLI contacts

For more information please contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Press Officer – West on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390  or the RNLI Duty Press Officer on 01202 336789.

Byline: Trearddur Bay RNLI volunteers were requested to launch the Atlantic 85 lifeboat at 3pm this afternoon (Friday) in rising tides and rough seas after receiving reports of people in trouble in the water.
Page Content:

As the RNLI volunteers launched the lifeboat it was reported that two people had been winched from the water by RAF helicopter and were on their way to Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital.  The lifeboat crew were then tasked to another casualty, a young man, who was also involved in the incident and had been washed onto the rocks.

Due to the rising tide and rough seas it was extremely difficult for the lifeboat to reach the casualty.  The lifeboat tried to veer down* onto the rocks so the crewmember could transfer the casualty onto the lifeboat but the rough seas made the manoeuvre very difficult.  An RNLI crewmember decided to jump into the sea and swim to the rocks to assist the teenager until the lifeboat was able to get closer to the scene.  The helmsman manoeuvred the lifeboat along side the rocks so that the casualty and crewmember could be transferred safely onto the lifeboat.

The lifeboat was then steered off the rocks and the volunteers quickly made their way to Rhosneigr beach.  Trearddur Bay lifeboat crew then beached the lifeboat at Rhosneigr to an awaiting ambulance and the casualty was immediately taken to hospital.  The RNLI volunteers returned to station at 4:11pm.

Notes to editors

*Veering down is a manoeuvre that involves using the anchor to hold the bow (front) of the lifeboat into the sea while moving astern (backwards) in to the rocks. It’s a manoeuvre that is used and practised on a regular basis by volunteer lifeboat crews.

RNLI contacts

For more information please contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Press Officer – West on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390  or the RNLI Duty Press Officer on 01202 336789.