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Early morning launch for the Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers.

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew members of the R N LI Beaumaris lifeboat received an early morning call from the U.K Coastguard. This was to undertake a search near Menai Bridge for a missing person.

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 on an early morning service

RNLI/Paul Blackwell

Early Morning Launch Beaumaris Lifeboat

The Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 2.51 am and proceeded to the Menai Suspension Bridge once on scene at the request of the U.K. Coastguard they began a search of the area between the two bridges.

In the meantime Mobile Coastguard Rescue Teams from both Penmon and Bangor undertook a landside search of the shores on both sides of the Menai Strait.

Nothing was found and at 4.04 am the lifeboat was released by the U K Coastguard to return to the station.

The lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris at 4.14 am being refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 4.55 am.

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