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.
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