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Beaumaris and Moelfre Lifeboats, Coastguard helicopter and shore teams in search

Lifeboats News Release

The U.K Coastguard received a report of a missing windsurfer between Llanddona beach and Puffin Island. They requested the RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers to launch at 3.06 pm on Friday 30 June to commence a search.

The Annette Mary Liddington

RNLI/Paul Blackwell

Beaumaris Lifeboat

The volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched the lifeboat at 3.15pm in addition the Penmon and Moelfre Mobile Coastguard Rescue Teams and the coastguard helicopter joined in the search.

Due to the sea conditions and poor visibility in the search area the Helmsman of the Beaumaris Lifeboat requested that the Moelfre Tamar class lifeboat be launched.

After a search of approximately forty minutes a report was received that the windsurfer had been located on the beach.

The Lifeboats and the helicopter received instructions to discontinue the search and return to their respective bases.

The Kiwi

RNLI/Nathan Williams

Moelfre Lifeboat
Call Sign Rescue 936

RNLI/Will Roberts

Coastguard Helicopter

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