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R N L I Beaumaris and Moelfre lifeboats attend a vessel aground at Puffin Island

Lifeboats News Release

From T.V, Stars back to reality for some of the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris & Moelfre Lifeboats.

The volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris & Moelfre lifeboats  were paged at 12.18 pm on Thursday 14 July 2016 in response to a “Mayday” call from a vessel that had struck the rocks on the west end of Puffin Island.
 
The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington and the Moelfre Tamar lifeboat Kiwi both had  volunteer crew members aboard that had appeared on the BBC  Saving Lives At Sea  documentary that had been shown yesterday evening.
 
Upon the arrival of the lifeboats at the scene the crew of two who had been aboard the thirty five foot motor boat had been taken off by a local motor cruiser.
 
In view of the location of the casualty vessel and it being in danger of sinking both the Beaumaris and the Moelfre lifeboats attempted to remove the boat from the rocks but they could not do so before the vessel sank.
 
As they required no medical assistance the crew of the casualty vessel had been brought back to Beaumaris Pier by the local boat that had taken them off their own vessel.
 
The Annette Mary Liddington returned to Beaumaris and The Kiwi returned to Moelfre both the lifeboats having been at sea for five and half hours on this service.

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:

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

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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