Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers called out at 3.08 am and then again at 8.16 am.

Lifeboats News Release

On Sunday 2 July 2017 the U.K Coastguard requested the launch of the Beaumaris Lifeboat following a report of two people in the water near Victoria dock Caernarfon. This was followed by a further service request to a broken down speedboat between Beaumaris and Puffin Island.

The Beaumaris Inshore Lifeboat being recovered in the dark

RNLI/P Blackwell

Beaumaris Lifeboat in the early morning

In the first instance the volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched the lifeboat at 3.19 am, in addition the Llandwrog Mobile Coastguard Rescue Team together with north Wales Police and Welsh Ambulance service deployed to the scene.

In this instance the Police at the scene managed to retrieve the two persons prior to the arrival of the lifeboat at the incident.

The lifeboat was able to return to her station at 3.30 am being refuelled and made ready for her next service by 4.00 am.

Any hopes of a Sunday morning lie in for the volunteers was dispelled when the pagers went off at 8.16 am and the Annette Mary Liddington launched at 8.26 am in response to a request for assistance by a broken down speedboat.

The vessel was located between Beaumaris and Puffin Island the engine having failed when changing the fuel supply form one tank to another.

The Lifeboat towed the 17 foot speedboat to Menai Bridge having arrived the lifeboat crew ensured that the adult and child on board did not need any further assistance before the lifeboat left to return to Beaumaris.

This time the lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris at 9.40 am being once again refuelled and made ready for service by 10.10 am.

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