Malvar station receives an emergency call from the Coast Guard. A worried family member has dialed 999 after two kayakers failed to return from a trip out to sea. It’s been nearly four hours since they set off. We didn’t actually know what time or at what point they got into difficulty. Were we looking for people treading water trying to stay afloat or we were looking for potentially two bodies we just did not know. We got the information that it was a father and his 13 year old son and that was a real kind of game changer for me big lump in my throat felt instantly emotional I’ve got a ten-year-old son myself. I’m not the only parent on that boat and for everybody it got very very serious very very quickly. All the crew have to go on is that the upturned kayak was last seen around four nautical miles up the coast from Moelfre just north of Dilys Island. I was in the wheelhouse taking information of the radio, Josh one of our junior crew members – I could hear him shouting at the top I’ve seen somebody. I’d looked and then I looked away, and then I looked back again but something in my – it just caught my eye without the binoculars that there was somebody on the island. The fastest way to get to the island is with the small Y class boat. As Martin and Josh approach, two figures appear. Watch yourself. Anybody ingested water? We’ve both swallowed quite a bit yeah. Anybody feeling really cold? Yeah. You got no shoes or anything on mate? No, they came off. Within minutes of talking to him you could see that both been through something really really traumatic. Wet, cold, and exhausted the boy and his father have spent over two hours exposed to the elements on the island. It was by far the most severe case of hypothermia I’ve definitely seen, yeah. Everything, shakes, the clammyness, the blue lips. Josh, ask for the chopper. We needed to get these casualties off here I need to get them to professional, medical assistance. I think the planets evacuate by helicopter. Paul and his son Joe were off the coast of Moelfre when their kayak started taking in water and capsized. We were about half a mile from Dilas, it’s obvious that was closest so I said if you straddle the boat I’ll try and kick it towards the island. After half an hour making no progress and with hypothermia sitting in they abandoned the kayak and tried to swim to the island instead. We got in the water and Joe was upset he said I think we’re going to die and I was convinced we both were at that point because of the cold. He said I think we are going to die Dad, but if we die the last thing I want to do is give you a kiss. So I gave him a kiss and I told him I loved him and we set off to swim. Waves were breaking on me and I was taking quite a lot water and obviously the sea temperature was what it was and I’d been in there for quite a long time by now. My arms were starting to fail and I was on my back, and I remember feeling that this is really warm and really peaceful and just went to sleep. I saw he was unconscious so I jumped back in the sea swam to him, carried him to that island then I gave him CPR and resusitated him. I don’t remember how I got from the side of the water up to the tower. I asked Joe how I got there and he said I put you on my back an I carried you. He was just on my shoulder so like because the rocks are about four – five foot high each one, I’d carry him up one then I just I’d just like have a little tiny rest cause it’s quite tiring, then just keep on carrying up as many as I could – then we got to shelter. Without a shadow of a doubt Joe saved my life that day. When he thought that he was looking at death the fact that he wanted to do that as a last action I think thats lovely.