AN ANGLESEY lifeboat crew had a busy weekend, rescuing four people in three call outs.
The Moelfre RNLI lifeboat Robert and Violet was launched on Sunday to assist a yacht with engine failure, two children in a dinhgy being blown offshore and to search for a person in the sea.
The crew initially launched at 12.02pm to help a 40 year old man and his son, aged 13, whose 28ft yacht had sustained engine failure and were drifting in force six gales off Port Lynas.
The yacht was towed to Moelfre bay, and no one was injured.
As the Moelfre lifeboat crew were rehousing, they were called to the aid of two children being blown out to sea on a dinghy off Lligwy beach.
The crew located the dinghy within 10 minutes and they found two boys, aged 12 and 15, trying desperately to row against the strong wind.
Moelfre RNLI press officer Dave Massey said the call out was a common one during the summer.
He added: “The two boys were extremely lucky today, and we would always discourage people from using these inflatable dinghies in strong winds and rough seas.”
The team was scrambled again at 4.25pm to look for a person reported in the sea off Lligwy, but stood down after an hour long search confirmed no one was missing.