Evening call for the volunteer crew of Beaumaris Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

H. M Coastguard paged the volunteer crew members of the RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat at 7.56 pm on Tuesday 19 July 2016.

Following receipt of a request from H.M. Coastguard the Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 8.05 pm to assist a 19 foot motor boat containing three children and two adults which had suffered engine failure near Puffin Island.
A safety boat for the salvage operation being undertaken of the motor cruiser that went on to the rocks at Puffin Island last Thursday had waited with the craft pending arrival of the lifeboat at the scene.
The lifeboat towed the vessel back to her mooring at Fryar’s bay on the Menai Straits where a mobile coastguard team from Penmon had arrived to assist the crew of the casualty vessel when they reached the shore.
The lifeboat then returned to the boathouse and was refuelled and made ready for her next service call by 9.30 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:

Lifeboat Open Day 2016 will be
Saturday 20 August 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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