Porthdinllaen Lifeboat Shouts Blog
Here are brief details of recent service launches or 'shouts'.
These are from 2011 onwards. For archived shouts please use the menu on the left.
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With grateful thanks to Emyr Williams for these reports
29th August 2014
At 13.00, the "John D Spicer" was launched to a report from Holyhead Coastguard that a 12 year old boy had been swept into the sea off the West coast of Anglesey. He had been playing with another boy in the sea at Aberffraw when they got into difficulty although relatives tried to rescue them. Trearddur Bay RNLI volunteers launched a lifeboat within three minutes of the alarm being raised before Porthdinllaen all-weather lifeboat crew launched along with a third lifeboat from Holyhead. Several coastguard teams have been involved in the search, which included a rescue helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey, helicopter crews from North Wales Police and the air ambulance.
19th August 2014
At 16.30, following a sighting from the Coxswain, the Porthdinllaen D-Class lifeboat was launched to assist a Laser boat with a broken mast, in the Bay of Morfa Nefyn. The D-Class lifeboat towed the laser boat back to shore safely - with lifeboat returning to station shortly afterwards.
11th August 2014
At 09.00 today, the "John D Spicer" was launched to a report from Holyhead Coastguard that 70 kayakers were in distress along the Menai Straits, between Caernarfon and Menai Bridge. Due to a delay in launching the Beaumaris Lifeboat (because of a technical problem), the "John D Spicer" was called out to the scene. In the meantime, the technical problem was resolved and Beaumaris Lifeboat arrived the scene, with the "John D.Spicer" having to turn back from Llanddwyn Island, back to Porthdinllaen. Lifeboat returned to station shortly afterwards at 10.32
5th August 2014
At 10:55, the "John D Spicer" was launched to a report from Holyhead Coastguard that a laser boat had capsized 1 mile out of Aberafon Beach, near Clynnog Fawr, with 1 person in the water. On arriving the casualty, another inflatable boat was assisting the person in water (and capsized laser) who informed the lifeboat, that yet another laser was also in trouble 2 miles out.
25th June 2014
At 12:37 "John D Spicer" was launched to a 16ft dory which had suffered engine failure and had run aground near Nant Gwrtheyrn with 2pob.
After attaching a towing rope casualty was safely towed to Trefor. Lifeboat returned to station at 14:15.