The volunteers of Beaumaris lifeboat receive first Welsh launch request of 2017
At 8.05 am on Sunday 1 January 2017 at the request of U.K.Coastguard the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat were paged to attend an incident involving an individual at the Britannia Bridge which spans the Menai Strait.
The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was in the process of launching when at 8.12 am the launch request was cancelled by the U.K.Coastguard.
Fortunately in this instance the service of the lifeboat was not required as the incident was resolved by north Wales police and the Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team.
As the lifeboat had not entered the water the boat was rehoused and the crew could make their way home without the usual time having to be spent refuelling and cleaning the vessel.
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.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.