Holyhead Lifeboat Crew Assist Family in Trouble
Holyhead RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were called to the aid of a yacht in difficulties on Tuesday evening (April 18th)
Holyhead all-weather lifeboat the Christopher Pearce was launched shortly after 5pm to the stricken family, who were near North Stack, and successfully towed them into Holyhead, arriving back at 6.30pm. The lifeboat was then prepared for service.
Coxswain Tony Price said the family had made an 'heroic fight' to try and battle the tides, but in the end the right call for help was made to the coastguard.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.