A LIFEBOAT launched after a concerned mother reported that her teenage daughter was struggling on a paddleboard.

The D-Class inshore lifeboat was launched from Moelfre lifeboat station just before 2pm on Monday (August 1).

When the crew arrived at the scene at Porth yr Aber, the girl, who had been wearing a lifejacket, had made it back to shore after her father swam out to help her.


The volunteers carried out medical assessments on the pair before giving the family some sea safety advice.

Tom Lomax, one of the crew on the shout, said. “If you see someone in trouble in the water, your instinct may be to go in after them. You should never enter the water and instead alert the Coastguard by dialling 999 or 112.

"The Coastguard work alongside the RNLI and other specialist agencies to respond to any emergency on the coast. You mustn't attempt to enter the water yourself, as this puts you directly in danger and may result in you getting into difficulty and needing to be rescued.

"If people run into trouble, the RNLI advice is to stay on the paddleboard until help arrives."