Beaumaris RNLI lifeboat launched to assist police and coastguards at Bangor.

Lifeboats News Release

At 9.47pm on Tuesday (24 January) at the request of the UK Coastguard the volunteer crew members of Beaumaris RNLI lifeboat were paged to attend an incident involving an individual at Hirael Bay.

The Beaumaris Inshore Lifeboat launching at night

RNLI/Paul Blackwell

Evening launch of Beaumaris Lifeboat

The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 9.57pm and made her way to the location and ensured that no one was aboard a boat anchored in Hirael Bay, by Bangor.

In the meantime representatives of North Wales Police and a mobile coastguard response team from Bangor had commenced a land search for the individual..

Fortunately in this instance he was located ashore by the police and the lifeboat was stood down by the UK Coastguard.

The lifeboat returned to Beaumaris by 10.47pm, being refuelled and made ready for further service by 11.15pm.

Notes to editors:

Beaumaris Lifeboat Open Day 2017 will be on Saturday 3 June 11am to 4pm. Stalls and events at the Boathouse, and subject to operational requirements there will be a display by the lifeboat.

The attached picture is a stock image of Beaumaris RNLI lifeboat launching at night. Credit Paul Blackwell.

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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.

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