Posted: Mon 15th Aug 2022

Kayaker left hanging onto rocks after capsizing off Anglesey coast rescued by lifeboat team

North Wales news and information

A kayaker had to be rescued after being left clinging onto rocks after capsizing off the coast of Anglesey over the weekend.

Moelfre lifeboat volunteers were called out at 5.16 pm yesterday after the coastguard received reports of a kayaker struggling to get back onto a capsized kayak near Llanbadrig headland.

The coastguard helicopter was also sent to help search for the woman, who was spotted awaiting rescue holding onto rocks.

Once on scene, the RNLI team launched a Y-class lifeboat, a small boat carried on board the larger all-weather lifeboats, which designed to operate safely in shallow water or at the base of cliffs.

The team said: “The casualty was assisted aboard the Y-boat, and the kayak was towed alongside the Y-boat, and then they made their way to Cemaes Bay so that the casualty could be handed over to the care of the mobile coastguard team.

“The mature lady in the kayak was wearing a lifejacket and had means of communication; she did not require any medical assistance.

“At 6.50 pm, the all-weather lifeboat was back on slip to be made ready for her next call to service.”

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