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Two pager call outs at either end of the weekend for Beaumaris Lifeboat.

Lifeboats News Release

At 2.28 am on Saturday 8 July the volunteers of the RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat woke to the sound of their pagers. At the other end of the weekend at 10.27 pm on Sunday 9 July the pagers went again.

Annette mary Liddinton being launched at night

RNLI/Beaumaris

Evening launch for Beaumaris Lifeboat

On the Saturday morning the request was to attend at an incident in Caernarfon fortunately however the matter was resolved by the north Wales Police and the U. K Coastguard cancelled the launch request at 2.32 am

As the lifeboat had not yet been launched into the water this meant that the majority of the volunteer crew could return to their beds.

The request on Sunday was to launch to assist a 22 foot cruiser with seven people aboard including four children. The engine on the vessel had overheated and they had problems attempting to anchor near Caernarfon.

As the vessel was not equipped with a VHF radio this made communications more difficult than would otherwise have been the case.

Once on scene the lifeboat arranged to tow the vessel into Victoria Dock Caernarfon. An additional complication being that the motor boat only had four lifejackets available for the seven people aboard.

Once the lifeboat crew became satisfied that the boat and occupants needed no further assistance the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington departed at 11.30 pm.

The lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris at 11.50 pm being refuelled and prepared for further service by 0.40 am on Monday 10 July 2017.

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