R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat launched to a report of a person in distress.

Lifeboats News Release

At 1.59 am the sleep of the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat was disturbed when their pagers went off requesting the lifeboat be launched as soon as possible to a an incident at Bangor Pier.

Early Morning launch of the Beaulanris Inshore Lifeboat

RNLI/Paul Blackwell

Early Morning launch for Beaumaris Lifeboat

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 2.10 am at the request of the Ambulance service and proceeded to Bangor Pier and then remained in the vicinity.

Meanwhile representatives of the Wales Ambulance Service and North Wales Police together with the Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team had arrived at the pier.

Fortunately members of the North Wales Police succeeded in securing the situation and the service of the lifeboat was not required on this occasion.

The inshore lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris at 2.23 am being refuelled and prepared for further service by 2.55 am.

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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.

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Notes to editors:

The Beaumaris Lifeboat Open Day for 2017
Saturday 3 June 2017 between 11.00.and and 4.00 pm

A celebration of 50 years since the arrival of the original Blue Peter 11

Inshore lifeboat at Beaumaris in May 1967

Stalls and events at the Boathouse,
Subject to operational requirements a display by the lifeboat

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