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First call of the Bank Holiday for the Beaumaris lifeboat is to a capsized boat.

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers received a launch request from the U.K.Coastguard on Saturday 27 May to a report of a capsized catamaran which had lost her mast, the vessel location being advised as approximately a mile off-shore.

The volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington received a request to launch at 2.33 pm and the lifeboat launched at 2.43 pm proceeding to a location near Penmaenmawr.

As well as the lifeboat the Coastguard helicopter together with the Bangor and Llandudno Coastguard Rescue Teams had been tasked to the incident.

In addition to the tasked Rescue Services additional boats had also gone to the assistance of the stricken craft. Once on scene the volunteer crew of the lifeboat recovered two adults who did not require medical assistance on to the lifeboat consequently assistance from the helicopter was required on this occasion. The lifeboat then towed the righted catamaran to a slip at Llanfairfechan in order that the Coastguard Rescue teams could assist with the recovery of the boat from the water..

The lifeboat then returned to Beaumaris lifeboat station arriving at 3.25 pm being refuelled and prepared for her next service by 3.55 pm.

The Annette Mary Liddington and the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter

RNLI/Will Roberts

The aeaumaris Inshore Lifeboat and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter call sign 936

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