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Beaumaris Lifeboat launched as a person is reported in difficulties in the water

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers received a launch request from the U.K.Coastguard on Tuesday 6 June 2017 to a report of a person in the water in the vicinity of Church Island in the Menai Strait.

Beaumaris Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington

RNLI/Will Roberts

Beaumaris Lifeboat

The volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched the lifeboat at 3.00 pm proceeding directly to the last reported sighting.

Fortunately in this instance it was a false alarm with good intent as once the lifeboat arrived the crew identified the object seen in the water to be a lobster pot buoy.

As well as the lifeboat the local Coastguard Rescue Teams had been tasked to the incident.

The lifeboat returned to Beaumaris lifeboat station arriving at 3.40 pm being refuelled and prepared for her next service by 4.10 pm.

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