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Beaumaris Lifeboat launched on service despite the open day being postponed.

Lifeboats News Release

As a number of the crew had taken time off work to attend the open day before it was postponed due to the adverse weather conditions. It was decided to launch the lifeboat on a bad weather exercise. But this was interrupted when tasked to an incident.

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 1.55 pm on 20 August 2016 on the exercise however at 2.15 pm the boat was diverted by H .M. Coastguard at Holyhead to render assistance to a person in a small dinghy near the Gazelle Hotel.
Once on scene the lifeboat crew discovered that the gentleman was attempting to board his yacht that was on a nearby mooring. He needed to check the vessel rigging due to possible damage being inflicted by the high winds.
One of the lifeboat crew boarded the vessel with the owner to enable a short inspection to be undertaken. The lifeboat then remained in the area until the yacht owner had reached the shore in his dinghy.
The lifeboat then returned to her station and Beaumaris being refuelled and made ready for further service by 3.30 pm.

Interested in becoming a crew member?

The charity welcomes people from all walks of life and no previous sea-going experience is needed to join the lifeboat crew. The RNLI provides fantastic training to turn ordinary people into lifesavers. By volunteering with the RNLI people will gain some great experience, knowledge and skills.
Beaumaris RNLI are always looking for new volunteers to help run the lifesaving service.  If you are aged 17 or over, physically fit, work or live within 10 minutes of the lifeboat station and eager to join a lifesaving organisation then please come by and say hello.

The volunteers meet every Thursday evenings at 6.00pm for their weekly training exercises.

Notes to editors:

REVISED date  for the Lifeboat Open Day 2016 is
Sunday 11 September  2016 between 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
Stalls and events at the Boathouse,
Subject to operational requirements a display by the lifeboat

RNLI media
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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