Beaumaris lifeboat attends three separate incidents within 90 minutes.
Lifeboats News Release
At the request of H. M Coastguard the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat were paged at 4.07 pm on Saturday 30 April to go to one vessel but before they returned to station they had been tasked to attend a further two incidents.
The lifeboat was originally launched at 4.17pm to go to the assistance of a 17 foot speedboat located off Bangor pier which had a rope entangled around the propeller. Once at the scene a lifeboat crew member boarded the speedboat in order to assist the male and female occupants to prepare the vessel for towing. The lifeboat then proceeded to tow the casualty vessel to the Port Dinorwic marina. Having confirmed that all was in order the lifeboat the left the speedboat at Port Dinorwic and started back to Beaumaris at 5 pm
At 5.05pm the coastguard requested the lifeboat to proceed to the Penmon beach area as a member of the public had reported a small six foot inflatable dinghy which appeared to be having engine problems. The lifeboat proceeded to the area and located the craft which did indeed have an engine failure but the occupant was confident that he could row back to shore. The lifeboat then stood by to ensure this was in fact the case Once the boat and sole occupant had reached the shore and the inflatable boat recovered, the lifeboat the headed for home.
At 5.33pm the coastguard requested the lifeboat to attend a motor boat with engine failure near the pier at Bangor. A passing yacht had already gone to the assistance of the 21 foot vessel and was able to stop the boat drifting with the tide. Once on scene the lifeboat placed a crew member aboard the casualty vessel to assist the sole occupant in preparing the boat for towing. The lifeboat crew thanked the people aboard the yacht for their assistance. The casualty craft was then towed into Port Penrhyn. Once the lifeboat crew had ensured that all was in order they set off for Beaumaris.
The lifeboat arrived back at the boathouse at 6.20 pm and was refuelled and ready for further service by 6.50 pm.
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Notes to editors:
Lifeboat Open Day 2016 will be Saturday 20 August 10:30am to 4.30pm Stalls and events at the Boathouse, Subject to operational requirements a display by the lifeboat
For more information please telephone John Pulford, Beaumaris RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press officer on 07824 764474 or Chris Cousens R N L I Press officer Wales & west on 01745 585162.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.