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Moelfre RNLI volunteer crew assist capsized sailing dinghy

Lifeboats News Release

Moelfre RNLI Inshore lifeboat launched this morning (Monday 23rd July) to a capsized dinghy with an adult and two children onboard.

RNLI/Phil Williams

At 11:30am the volunteer crew of Moelfre Inshore lifeboat (ILB) was tasked by UK Coastguard to assist in the recovery of a capsized 14-foot sailing dinghy near Traeth Bychan. The ILB quickly arrived on the scene to discover that an adult male was still in the water, but the two children had managed to make their way to the shore.

Once the ILB crew had assessed the situation and made sure that all the casualties were safe, the crew then assisted in righting the sailing yacht before towing her alongside the ILB to safe mooring at Traeth Bychan.

At Traeth Bychan the adult and two children were then met by the Moelfre Coastguard Rescue Team.

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