Afternoon & late night shouts for the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat on Saturday..

Lifeboats News Release

At the request of H. M Coastguard the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat launched on two occasions on Saturday 10 September 2016 the first time assist a boat with engine failure and then to a tender reported to be in difficulty.

The crew of Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington were first paged at 11.04 am and the lifeboat launched at 11.12 am and proceeded to an 18 foot power boat located near Puffin Island with one person aboard with a faulty engine.
Once on scene the lifeboat placed a crew member aboard the craft a towed the vessel to a mooring near Bangor pier.
The lifeboat returned to her station at 12.30 pm being refuelled and prepared for further service by 1.15 pm.
The crew then received a further page at 11.33 pm and the lifeboat launched at 11.43pm, this time in response to a report made by the police to H.M. Coastguard that a tender with 6 persons aboard appeared to be encountering difficulties in  returning to their yacht.
Once at the seen the lifeboat used night vision equipment to locate the tender and yacht and it soon became apparent that the tender which actually  contained five people and a dog had made it back safely to the yacht.
The lifeboat then proceeded back to the station at Beaumaris at 12.33am being refuelled and once again made ready to be exhibited to the public during the food festival on the Sunday.

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:

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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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