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R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat launched to assist two kayakers located near Penmon.

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers received a launch request from the U.K.Coastguard on Saturday 13 May to assist two kayakers reported to be in difficulty near Penmon.

The Annette Mary Liddington awaiting being recoverd ashore

RNLI/Dave Burke

Beaumaris Lifeboat

The volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington had only left the station about one hour after completing a man overboard exercise near Bangor Pier. When a launch request was received at 3.46 pm and the lifeboat launched at 3.53 pm making her way to the Penmon area.

Fortunately a passing motor cruiser had managed to pick up the male and female kayakers and recovered the kayaks. Once the lifeboat arrived on scene and as the kayakers required no medical assistance they transferred to the Beaumaris lifeboat so that they together with their kayaks could be landed ashore.

Representatives of the Penmon Coastguard Rescue Team had already arrived at the beach and they assisted with the recovery of the kayaks to the shore.

The lifeboat then returned to Beaumaris lifeboat station arriving at 4.30 pm being refuelled and prepared for her next service by 5.15 pm.

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