Volunteer of the Month: April 2018 - Pete Rainford

May 11 2018

Pete Rainford Amlwch Canoe Club, he recently averted what could have become a potential incident at sea when he spotted two Sit On Kayak paddlers just off Amlwch, one of which had capsized and was unable to get back on his board.

Pete had just returned from a sea kayaking trip with the Club and used his VHF radio to summon assistance from local fishing boat which operates out of Amlwch. The kayaker was suffering from the onset of hypothermia, the sea temperature on the day was cold as Amlwch Canoe Club can testify as at the end of their trip they practiced deep water re-entries.

He did receive the award a number of years ago for all the work he did putting the Club equipment together as he is our Equipment Officer.