Royal Navy vessel alerts Beaumaris lifeboat to two swimmers in difficulties.
The crew of the Royal Navy vessel berthed at Caernarfon attempted to warn two male swimmers that they should not jump into the water. However this advice was ignored and the U.K. Coastguard decided to launch the Beaumaris Lifeboat as a precautionary measure.
The volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington were paged at 5.42 pm and the boat was launched at 5.52 pm proceeding to Caernarfon.
When the lifeboat arrived the swimmers had managed to reach the shore following further guidance from the Royal Navy crew.
Consequently In this instance no assistance was required from neither the lifeboat nor the Bangor Mobile Coastguard Team that had arrived on the scene.
After thanking the crew of HMS Pursuer for their assistance the Lifeboat returned to Beaumaris by 6.35 pm being refuelled and prepared for further service by 7.10 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.