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Beaumaris lifeboat launched to assist police and coastguards at Bangor.

Lifeboats News Release

At 1.30 pm on Tuesday 10 October 2017 at the request of the U.K.Coastguard the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat were paged to attend an incident in the vicinity of the Menai Suspension Bridge.

The Annette Mary Liddington Atlantic 85 on the Menai Strait

RNLI/Paul Blackwell

Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat

The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 1.40 pm and made her way to the location and commenced a systematic search of the area around the bridge and as far as Plas Newydd.

In the meantime representatives of north Wales Police, together with the Bangor and Penmon Coastguard Rescue Teams had been tasked to undertake a land based search of the area..

Nothing was located and at 3.20 pm the U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead instructed the lifeboat to discontinue the search and return to station.

In the event prior to the boat being recovered from the water at Beaumaris at 3.30 pm the Coastguard requested the lifeboat to investigate a report of a floating object near Bangor.

Nothing was found during the search and at 4.10 pm the Coastguard once again instructed the lifeboat to return to station.

The lifeboat returned to Beaumaris at 4.35 pm being refuelled and made ready for further service by 5.10 pm.

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