Beaumaris Lifeboat launched as a person is reported in difficulties in the water
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.
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.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.