Beaumaris Lifeboat tasked to assist a boat with engine failure by Puffin Island.
The U.K Coastguard at Holyhead requested that the volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Lifeboat launch in response to a request for assistance from a 14 foot fishing boat anchored above a reef by Puffin Island.
The volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched the lifeboat at 12.51 pm proceeding to the location given for the vessel.
Once on scene it was confirmed that the boat that had launched from Llanddona beach was unable to restart her engine and as the tide was falling would soon be aground on the reef.
The craft contained two adults and three children with one of the adults not wearing a lifejacket. A lifeboat crew member went aboard the boat with a spare lifejacket. The three children and one adult then transferred to the lifeboat leaving one adult and a lifeboat volunteer crew member aboard the fishing boat.
A tow was then commenced by the lifeboat taking the casualty vessel to the beach at Beaumaris to be met at that location by members of the Penmon Coastguard Rescue Team and further lifeboat volunteers who arranged for the boat to be safely beached above the water line.
The lifeboat with the three children and one adult aboard was then recovered on to on her trailer and once on dry land they disembarked from the lifeboat.
Once the lifeboat volunteers had satisfied themselves that all was well with the five that had been aboard the fishing boat, they then turned their attention to preparing the lifeboat for her next service call.The lifeboat was rehoused, refuelled and prepared for her next service by 2.50 pm
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