Beaumaris lifeboat first call out of the Easter school holiday period
As the Easter holiday period approaches with the local school holidays commencing yesterday. The amount of pleasure craft activity on the Menai Straits Has increased dramatically. A result of this was a request received at 12.28 pm on 8 April from the U.K.Coastguard for the lifeboat to launch .
The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 12.38 pm and made her way to an area of the Menai Straits known as the Swellies (located between the two bridges and the whirlpool) being the advised location of the stricken boat which had suffered engine failure.
When the lifeboat arrived the crew ensured that none of the three people aboard which including two children needed medical assistance.
The lifeboat then proceeded to tow the casualty vessel to Menai Bridge pier where the Bangor Coastguard team had assembled to assist the casualty vessel.
The lifeboat the returned to her station at Beaumaris being refuelled and prepared for her next service by 2.00 pm.
Notes to editors:
Lifeboat Open Day 2017 will be
Saturday 3 June 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
Celebrating 50 years since the arrival of the first inshore lifeboat
(Blue Peter 11) at the station.
Subject to operational requirements a display by the lifeboat
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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