Lifeboat crew called to action on Menai Strait


Geraint Jones

AN ANGLESEY lifeboat crew was called twice in two hours to incidents on the Menai Strait.

The Beaumaris RNLI volunteer inshore lifeboat launched at 2.55pm on Thursday, April 17 to help a women whose kayak had capsized near Puffin Island, at the entrance to the strait.

An RNLI spokesman said: “She appeared to be showing signs of mild hypothermia; the lifeboat with the casualty aboard returned immediately to the lifeboat station where an ambulance was waiting to transport the young lady to Ysbyty Gwynedd for further treatment.”

A mobile coastguard team was at Penmon Point to assist if it had been required.

The team broke from a training session at 6.50pm after a vessel ran aground near Abermenai Point.

The spokesman added: “Following a check of the craft it was ascertained that she was able to continue under her own power to a place of safety consequently the lifeboat returned to Beaumaris arriving at 9pm.”


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