Jul 30

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Byline: The Moelfre RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were diverted from their training exercise last night (Wednesday) to reports of a person who was in the sea off Red Wharf bay
Page Content: The Moelfre RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were just completing an anchoring drill when they were requested by Holyhead Coastguard to immediately respond to reports of a jogger who had been seen to fall into the sea. The lifeboat swiftly proceeded to the location and due to the shallow water the coxswain asked two RNLI casualty care trained volunteer crew to change into dry suits and launch the lifeboats Y boat along with the first aid kit.  
 
After a detailed shore line search along with Coastguard teams from Penmon and Moelfre and the Bristow’s Search and Rescue helicopter the search was called off when the jogger was found safe and well on shore.

The Moelfre RNLI lifeboat Y boat was recovered and the Volunteer crew returned to station.

Moelfre RNLI lifeboat volunteer press officer Dave Massey said:

‘Thankfully last night’s search was a false alarm with good intent. However it was a good example of the professional team work between the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat volunteer crews. Coastguard teams and the new Search and rescue helicopter crew’.


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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 lifeboat ‘Kiwi’ with the search and rescue helicopter.
• 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.

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