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R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat crew have a busy Sunday.

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers received two launch requests from the U.K.Coastguard on Sunday 19 March 2017, the first incident involved a drifting boat and the second a shoreline search.

The Annette Mary Liddington Atlantic 85 in the Menai Strait

RNLI/Paul Blackwell

Beaumaris Inshore Lifeboat

The volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington received a launch page request at 12.32 pm and the lifeboat launched 12.40 pm making her way to a location between Plas Newydd and Britannia Bridge. The drifting vessel was identified as a derelict dinghy with no evidence of having had anyone aboard. The craft was taken in tow and handed to representatives of Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team on the shore.

The lifeboat then returned to Beaumaris lifeboat station arriving at 1.45 pm being refuelled and prepared for her next service by 2.10 pm.

However at 2.20 pm the crew received a request from the U.K Coastguard to launch and undertaken a shore line search in conjunction with the Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team for a missing male. The search was to be conducted from the Menai Suspension Bridge to the Gazelle Hotel.

No one was located during the search pattern and at 3.35 pm the lifeboat was instructed to return to station by the U.K. Coastguard.

The lifeboat returned to her station arriving a 3.45 pm being refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 4.15 pm

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