Beaumaris lifeboat deals with two incidents in one launch.
The crew of the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington received a request to launch at 1.17 pm and the boat launched at 1.26 pm. The U.K.Coastguard had received a report of a vessel aground near the Mermaid Public House which is situated west of Brynsiencyn.
It transpired that a rigid inflatable boat was aground on a sandbar however prior to the arrival of the lifeboat at the scene the U.K. Coastguard managed to contact the boat owner who confirmed that no one was aboard the vessel and he would recover the vessel prior to the next incoming tide.
Consequently the U.K Coastguard released the lifeboat to return to her station but whilst in transit they received another task for the lifeboat to undertake.
This time a speedboat was aground on a sand bank near Bangor. After consultation with the occupants the lifeboat evacuated the wife, child and a dog to the shore. In the meanwhile the owner remained aboard to await the boat re-floating on the flooding tide.
Prior to departing the scene the lifeboat crew ensured that he had adequate clothing and that he was confident that he would be able to recover the boat himself. The craft had no V.H.F. radio aboard but was in a position to receive and make mobile telephone calls, thus his mobile phone number was passed to the U.K.Coastguard so they could keep in regular communication with him.
The lifeboat then returned to station and was refuelled and prepared for her next service call.by 2.50 pm
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