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Beaumaris lifeboat RNLI volunteers tasked two incidents in succession.

Lifeboats News Release

The U .K Coastguard requested the volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Lifeboat to launch at 3.40 pm on Saturday 5 August to take a pump to a vessel reported to be taking on water near Caernarfon. But before they returned to station they had to attend another boat that had run aground.

Beaumaris Lifeboat being launched

RNLI/A J Robinson

Beaumaris Lifeboat Launching

The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 3.48 pm and proceeded to the casualty craft, which was a 5.5 metre speedboat , prior to arrival of the lifeboat a local vessel had evacuated the five crew members from the boat leaving her anchored by the stern.

The speedboat was a navigation hazard due to her position and as she was anchored stern on to the tide she was in danger of sinking form the water breaking over the stern.

The lifeboat then cut the anchor and towed the boat to shore where the portable salvage pump was used to remove the water from the craft before she was handed over to the Llandwrog Coastguard Rescue Team at a boat yard near White Cottage on the Menai Strait.

Whilst returning to Beaumaris the lifeboat was diverted by the U.K. Coastguard to see if a vessel aground on rocks in the Swellies needed assistance.

(Please see separate news release for details of this incident)

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