Friday, 23 October 2009

Trearddur Bay RNLI lifeboat rescues pair clinging to rocks

An RNLI lifeboat from Trearddur Bay was launched this morning (23 October) to rescue two men who got into trouble when their boat sank. The 27-foot boat suffered engine failure causing it to dash against the rocks at Rhoscolyn Bay.

The skipper and his colleague scrambled on to a small pinnacle of rocks in choppy seas and waited for help.

Alf Prithcard, Treaddur Bay RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer says:

‘The Atlantic 75 RNLI lifeboat was launched at 11.13am and found the pair on the rocks. They were unharmed but very pleased to see us. Both were safely taken aboard the lifeboat and returned to the shore. It would have been very difficult for them to get ashore any other way, as they would have had to re-enter the sea to reach the next rocks from which they would have had to climb to safety.’

The wrecked vessel sunk in approximately 25 foot of water.


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