Trearddur-Bay-RNLI-rescue-three-kayakers

Byline: Trearddur Bay RNLI volunteers received a request by Holyhead Coastguard to launch both Atlantic and D-class lifeboat at 12:05pm on Saturday afternoon after receiving reports of kayakers in the water.
Page Content: Both lifeboats were launched within minutes of the requests and quickly made their way to assist the kayakers. 

The Atlantic 85 class lifeboat Hereford Endeavour was the first to arrive on scene and found three young men clinging on to their capsized kayaks, cold and unable to get back in to the kayaks.  All three men, who were from the Wirral area, were wearing lifejackets and were quickly assisted out of the water and into the lifeboat.

RAF Rescue 122 helicopter was also on scene, and since the men had been in the water for 20 minutes and were showing symptoms of hypothermia, the three were winched from the lifeboat and quickly taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd by helicopter.

As the volunteers on the Atlantic class lifeboat assisted the casualties, the lifeboat crew on the D-class lifeboat collected the kayaks and returned station. 

Both lifeboats had returned to station by 12:36pm.

Later that evening the three kayakers returned to Trearddur Bay lifeboat to collect their equipment and thank the crew for their help earlier that afternoon.

Notes to editors
Attached is a video of the rescue.  Credit: RNLI

RNLI media contact
For more information contact Alf Pritchard, Trearddur Bay Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 01407 860727, or contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Press Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390.

Byline: Trearddur Bay RNLI volunteers received a request by Holyhead Coastguard to launch both Atlantic and D-class lifeboat at 12:05pm on Saturday afternoon after receiving reports of kayakers in the water.
Page Content: Both lifeboats were launched within minutes of the requests and quickly made their way to assist the kayakers. 

The Atlantic 85 class lifeboat Hereford Endeavour was the first to arrive on scene and found three young men clinging on to their capsized kayaks, cold and unable to get back in to the kayaks.  All three men, who were from the Wirral area, were wearing lifejackets and were quickly assisted out of the water and into the lifeboat.

RAF Rescue 122 helicopter was also on scene, and since the men had been in the water for 20 minutes and were showing symptoms of hypothermia, the three were winched from the lifeboat and quickly taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd by helicopter.

As the volunteers on the Atlantic class lifeboat assisted the casualties, the lifeboat crew on the D-class lifeboat collected the kayaks and returned station. 

Both lifeboats had returned to station by 12:36pm.

Later that evening the three kayakers returned to Trearddur Bay lifeboat to collect their equipment and thank the crew for their help earlier that afternoon.

Notes to editors
Attached is a video of the rescue.  Credit: RNLI

RNLI media contact
For more information contact Alf Pritchard, Trearddur Bay Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 01407 860727, or contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Press Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390.