Beaumaris Lifeboat launched to a jet ski in difficulties by Puffin Island.
Following receipt of a report concerning a broken down Jet Ski just south of Puffin Island, the U.K. Coastguard requested that the Beaumaris Lifeboat launch to investigate and assist if required.
At 12.55 pm the pagers of the volunteer crew for the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington sounded and the lifeboat launched at 1.03 pm, once afloat the lifeboat proceeded to the location given for the casualty vessel.
When the lifeboat arrived at the advised location nothing was visible, consequently the lifeboat then commenced to undertake a search of the area gradually increasing the size of the search pattern.
A report was then received from the Penmon Coastguard Rescue Team who had also been tasked to the incident that they had a visual sighting of two jet skis located on the other side of the sand banks near Penmaenmawr.
The lifeboat identified that one Jet Ski had the other in tow and would soon cross over the sandbanks to the channel on the Anglesey side of the Menai Strait.
Having established communication with the crew of the Jet Skis it was decided that the lifeboat did not need to take over the tow but instead escorted both craft back to the Slipway at Menai Bridge for recovery.
The lifeboat returned to the boathouse by 2.30 pm being refuelled and made ready for her next service by 3.00 pm.
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