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Byline: The Moelfre RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew launched last night (Thursday) to reports of a missing sixteen year old male between Amlwch port and point Lynas
Page Content: The Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘Kiwi’ launched into fading light at 10:45pm under the command of assistant coxswain Martin Jones. The lifeboat quickly arrived at the scene and immediately commenced a close inshore search of the area using search lights and night vision equipment.
 
Due to the wide search area and close proximity of hazardous rocks the Coxswain requested the assistance of the Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat. Thanks to the experience and local knowledge of helmsman Alan Owen he had already prepared an experienced crew and launched immediately.

A systematic search of the North East Anglesey coastline was conducted along with the Police helicopter, Search and Rescue helicopter from RAF Valley, mobile Coastguard units from Moelfre, Cemaes and Holyhead. The search was concluded after an hour when the despondent male was found safe by police officers on the ground.

The Moelfre RNLI lifeboat was back on station at 12:10am

Moelfre RNLI lifeboat mechanic Vince Jones said:

‘Thankfully last night’s intense search had a positive outcome. It was a great example of when multi agencies merge together and thanks to good communication, individual team expertise we were able to search land, sea and air comprehensively’.  

Ends.

Notes to editors
• Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 1830. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.moelfrernli.com
• Attached is an image of the Moelfre RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew searching the sea for the missing male.
• This year’s Moelfre Lifeboat day will be held on Saturday August 15th 2015.
• You can donate towards our £100,000new Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station appeal by visiting:
http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/RNLIMoelfre

To support the £100,000 new Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station appeal
Text RNLI MOELFRE to 70300 to donate £5 to this appeal or to organise a fundraising event – for a fundraising pack please contact Deborah Ferns on 07900 607213 or deborah_ferns@rnli.org.uk

RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Dave Massey, Moelfre RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press officer on 07917 267213

RNLI online
For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre www.rnli.org.uk/press

Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coast. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 137,000 lives. The RNLI is a charity registered in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

Elusen sydd wedi ei chofrestru yn Lloegr, yr Alban a Gweriniaeth Iwerddon

Byline: The Moelfre RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew launched last night (Thursday) to reports of a missing sixteen year old male between Amlwch port and point Lynas
Page Content: The Moelfre RNLI lifeboat ‘Kiwi’ launched into fading light at 10:45pm under the command of assistant coxswain Martin Jones. The lifeboat quickly arrived at the scene and immediately commenced a close inshore search of the area using search lights and night vision equipment.
 
Due to the wide search area and close proximity of hazardous rocks the Coxswain requested the assistance of the Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat. Thanks to the experience and local knowledge of helmsman Alan Owen he had already prepared an experienced crew and launched immediately.

A systematic search of the North East Anglesey coastline was conducted along with the Police helicopter, Search and Rescue helicopter from RAF Valley, mobile Coastguard units from Moelfre, Cemaes and Holyhead. The search was concluded after an hour when the despondent male was found safe by police officers on the ground.

The Moelfre RNLI lifeboat was back on station at 12:10am

Moelfre RNLI lifeboat mechanic Vince Jones said:

‘Thankfully last night’s intense search had a positive outcome. It was a great example of when multi agencies merge together and thanks to good communication, individual team expertise we were able to search land, sea and air comprehensively’.  



Ends.

Notes to editors
• Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 1830. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.moelfrernli.com
• Attached is an image of the Moelfre RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew searching the sea for the missing male.
• This year’s Moelfre Lifeboat day will be held on Saturday August 15th 2015.
• You can donate towards our £100,000new Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station appeal by visiting:
http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/RNLIMoelfre



To support the £100,000 new Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station appeal
Text RNLI MOELFRE to 70300 to donate £5 to this appeal or to organise a fundraising event – for a fundraising pack please contact Deborah Ferns on 07900 607213 or deborah_ferns@rnli.org.uk


RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Dave Massey, Moelfre RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press officer on 07917 267213


RNLI online
For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre www.rnli.org.uk/press

Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coast. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 137,000 lives. The RNLI is a charity registered in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

Elusen sydd wedi ei chofrestru yn Lloegr, yr Alban a Gweriniaeth Iwerddon