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Beaumaris Lifeboat requested to launch three times since 21 June 2016.

Lifeboats News Release

At the request of H. M Coastguard the volunteer crew members of the RNLI lifeboat have been paged three times this week to attend incidents on the Menai Straits. The latest occurred at 11.30 pm on Saturday 25 June 2016.

Following receipt of a request from H.M. Coastguard the Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 11.41pm to locate and secure a vessel that had been reported adrift near Port Dinorwic and was considered to be a hazard to safe navigation in the area. Once the lifeboat had located the boat it was towed to a safe mooring and made secure.
The lifeboat then returned to her boathouse at and was refuelled and ready for further service
In the previous incidents this week on Friday 24 June, the lifeboat was launched at 12.18 pm to a report of a casualty in the water near Caernarfon. In the event prior to the lifeboat arriving at the scene a rescue boat from the Plas Menai centre was able to recover the person from the water and take them ashore.
The other incident occurred on Tuesday 21 June when the volunteer lifeboat crew members pagers requested a launch at 9.36pm to attend at an incident near the Menai Suspension bridge.
Fortunately however at 9.42 pm just as the lifeboat was being launched H.M. Coastguard advised lifeboat presence no longer required as the incident had been resolved .

 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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