Thursday, 27 September 2012

Kayakers rescued off Porth Dinllaen

Two kayakers from Aberdovey have been rescued after getting into difficulties off the Llyn Peninsula last Sunday. The two men were more than a mile from the coast and were facing difficulties in a flood tide. They sent a radio distress call saying that they could not make any headway, but they were unable to provide details of their exact location.

HMS Tyne
A rescue operation was put into action after the pair issued a mayday using a UHF radio at 14:50 BST on Sunday.

Luckily, a coastguard team from Aberdaron spotted them just over a mile off shore as the new lifeboat from Porthdinllaen made its way to the scene. But the first to arrive was the Royal Naval Minehunter HMS Tyne and the fishing boat Ocean Bounty.

Holyhead coastguards say the kayakers had struggled to cope with the strong tides but did not need medical help.

Porth Dinllaen Lifeboat

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