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Beaumaris Lifeboat has second service call out whilst still refuelling.

Lifeboats News Release

The Beaumaris Lifeboat had been recovered from the water following a service call out at 4.10 pm and was in the process of being refuelled. When the U.K Coastguard requested at 4.31 pm that the RNLI volunteers launch to assist a capsized catamaran near Llanfairfechan.

Annette Mary Liddington the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Lifeboat

RNLI/Dave Burke

The Beaumaris Lifeboat launching

The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched the lifeboat again at 4.31 pm with the same crew aboard as on the first call out.

Once at the incident it became apparent after a few attempts that due to the conditions it would not be possible to return the catamaran to an upright position Consequently the sole occupant of the vessel was taken aboard the lifeboat which then towed the craft back to the slip at Llanfairfechan here with the assistance of a Mobile Coastguard rescue team from Bangor it was possible to recover the vessel to the shore.

The lifeboat returned to Beaumaris lifeboat station arriving at 5.35 pm this time being refuelled and made ready for further service by 6.10 pm.

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