Paddleboarder and dog rescued off Ynys Dulas

RNLI / Phil Williams

A woman and her dog were rescued by a lifeboat crew after they got into difficulty while paddleboarding.

The RNLI at Moelfre said the Enfys 2 inshore lifeboat was called out to a group of three people near Lligwy at just before 11.25am on Sunday morning (30th June).

The sea state was deteriorating in strong offshore winds and the crew headed for the casualty who drifted furthest offshore.

Both the woman and the dog were found around a mile off Ynys Dulas. They were taken on board the lifeboat before being reunited with the two other paddleboarders, who made it ashore on Lligwy beach.

B L Taylor, the volunteer helm for RNLI Moelfre, said: ”It’s important that when venturing out on the water that everybody wears a personal flotation device, and also, carry some means of alerting the rescue services.”

The Enfys 2 was called out again that night when a small lifeboat lost all propulsion off the north of Ynys Moelfre and had to be towed back to a safe mooring in Moelfre Bay.

RNLI / Paul Blackwell

Elsewhere in the region, a boat with six people on board was towed to safety after it got into engine trouble near Caernarfon.

The RNLI crew at Beaumaris was called out at just before 9am on Saturday morning (29th June).

A spokesperson said the Annette Mary Liddington lifeboat was used to tow the vessel to a recovery point in the Menai Straits, before it was recovered from the water.

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