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Beaumaris Lifeboat launched together with coastguard rescue a swimmer.

Lifeboats News Release

The U.K Coastguard received a report of a male having jumped into the Menai Strait from the Victoria dock wall at Caernarfon. Consequently the RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers received a launch request at 8.48 pm on Tuesday 27June 2017 to go investigate.

Annette Mary Liddington

RNLI Paul Blackwell

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85

The volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched the lifeboat at 8.57 pm in addition the Llandwrog mobile coastguard Rescue Team was dispatched and the coastguard helicopter placed on standby.

Fortunately in this instance the swimmer was able to make his own way ashore and was examined by a paramedic from the Wales Ambulance service.

The Lifeboat was instructed to return to station as was the coastguard team.

The lifeboat returned to Beaumaris lifeboat station arriving at 9.05 pm being refuelled and prepared for her next service by 9.40 pm.

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