Beaumaris lifeboat diverted from exercise to an incident by the Menai Bridge.
Following a sighting by a passenger on a bus that someone appeared to be difficulties on rocks near the Menai Suspension Bridge, Beaumaris Lifeboat and her volunteer crew tasked to investigate.
Upon receiving this information the U.K coastguard requested that the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington discontinue her exercise and proceed to the area to investigate.
When the lifeboat arrived the crew located a fisherman on the rocks and following further investigation it became apparent that this was the same person that had been seen from the bus.
In this instance no assistance was required from the lifeboat, and consequently the lifeboat resumed her planned exercise for the evening.
A spokesman for the lifeboat said “This was a call made with good intent and it is better for us to investigate rather than no action being taken if you suspect someone is in difficulties”.
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