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Beaumaris Lifeboat volunteers tasked to assist the crew of a moored yacht.

Lifeboats News Release

The U.K Coastguard requested the Beaumaris Lifeboat to launch to a 31 foot yacht located close to the Gazelle Hotel which is on the banks of the Menai Strait.

The Annette Mary Liddington Beaumaris based Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat

RNLI/A J Robinson

The Beaumaris Lifeboat on the Menai Strait

The volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched the lifeboat at 5.52 pm proceeding to the casualty in order to investigate the situation. In addition the Penmon Mobile Coastguard rescue team had also been requested to respond.

Once on scene the lifeboat crew discovered that a female aboard the yacht was felling unwell and nauseous consequently it was decided to take her and the other two crew members ashore leaving the yacht secured to her moorings on the Menai Strait.

The lifeboat took the three casualties to the pier at Beaumaris so that the Penmon Mobile Coastguard Rescue Team could assist them further.

The lifeboat returned to Beaumaris lifeboat station arriving at 6.26 pm being refuelled and prepared for her next service by 6.55 pm.

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