Busy start to November with a third launch of the weekend for Beaumaris Lifeboat
Having had a busy Saturday with two launches and assembling the Beaumaris town bonfire on the beach. The volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat had their Sunday disturbed by the third call of the weekend.
The volunteers received a page from the U.K. Coastguard centre at Holyhead at 12.58 pm and consequently the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched 1.10 pm launched to the assistance of a broken down speed boat located in the vicinity of Plas Menai on the Menai Straits.
The vessel was drifting in the Caernarfon direction until the arrival of the lifeboat which having ensured all was well with the crew of the craft commenced to tow the vessel to a place of safety.
The lifeboat returned to her station at Beaumaris by 3.45 pm being refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 4.15 pm.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.