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Beaumaris and Porthdinallaen lifeboats launched in response to a Mayday call.

Lifeboats News Release

The Holyhead coastguard received a mayday call but no position was given they believe the call originated from around the Fort Belan area and launched both lifeboats.

Lifeboat leaving Beaumaris

RNLI/ A J Robinson

Beaumaris Atlantic 85

The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 8.00 pm and made her way to the Caernarfon area and then commenced an inshore search whilst the Porthdinllaen lifeboat searched further out to sea.

In addition to the lifeboats the Bangor and Llandwrog Coastguard Rescue Teams also attended to search the shore line.

As nothing was discovered the U.K Coastguard centre at Holyhead Informed the lifeboats they could return to their respective stations at 8.50 pm.

The lifeboat returned to station at 9.30 pm and was refuelled and prepared for service by 10.00 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

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.

Porthdinllaen Tamar Lifeboat

RNLI/Nicholas Leach

Porthdinllaen Lifeboat

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