Four call out notifications by Coastguard to R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat 17 July

Lifeboats News Release

At 1.47 pm the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris Atlantic ‘85’ Annette Mary Liddington were paged to attend the first incident by 7.00 pm they would have dealt with two incidents and been on standby for two other possible incidents.

The initial launch was to assist a 22 foot motor yacht with engine failure south of Puffin Island but due to the adverse wind and tidal conditions they had been unable to sail back into the Menai Strait.
Once on scene the lifeboat ensured that the two adults and two children aboard needed no medical assistance and then proceeded to tow the casualty vessel back to her moorings at Menai Bridge.
Whilst completing this service the lifeboat was requested to attend to another vessel, this being a five metre rigid inflatable boat that had suffered engine failure by Penmon Point, the crew aboard the craft had managed to make a safe land fall and avoid the rocks at that location.
The Penmon mobile coastguard team whom had arrived at the scene arranged to transport a child that had been aboard the inflatable boat to Beaumaris in the meantime the two adults remained on board whilst the lifeboat towed her to the slipway at Beaumaris. At that location with the assistance of the Penmon mobile coastguard team the craft was recovered on to her trailer and brought ashore.
Whilst the lifeboat was being cleaned and refuelled the crew became aware of an incident that was developing near Caernarfon and waited on standby until advised by H.M. Coastguard at Holyhead that their presence would not be required.
Finally at 6..46 pm the coastguard advised the lifeboat launching authority that the lifeboat may be required to assist a craft reported to be aground on the sandbank off Gallows point.
As this location was visible from the boathouse, following examination of the boat and crew through binoculars it appeared that they would shortly be re-floating themselves on the rising tide.
At 7.00pm this was confirmed to be the case and the small inflatable boat then proceeded to make her way towards Bangor.
The lifeboat crew then dispersed to their homes for their delayed Sunday lunches.

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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.

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 11.00 am to 4.00pm
Stalls and events at the Boathouse,
Subject to operational requirements a display by the lifeboat

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