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Beaumaris have two service calls which straddle their appearance on Blue Peter

Lifeboats News Release

Beaumaris volunteers plans to watch their boat with Lindsey Russell on the Blue Peter television programme had to be amended when at 4.22 pm the U.K Coastguard at Holyhead paged the crew to launch the Lifeboat following a report of a capsized sailing dinghy by Llanfairfechan.

Annette Mary Liddington near Beaumaris Pier

RNLI/W Roberts

Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat

The volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched the lifeboat at 4.32 pm proceeding to the location given for the vessel.

Once on scene it was confirmed that the boat had a crew of one who was sitting on the upturned hull of the boat, with the assistance of a volunteer lifeboat crew member the boat was righted and towed to Llanfairfechan slip where members of the Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team had arrived to assist with the recovery of the craft.

The lifeboat then returned to Beaumaris being recovered from the water at 5.25 pm in this instance she was refuelled but not washed down as the volunteers rushed inside the station to see the Blue Peter television programme.

The lifeboat was relaunched at 6.00 pm in accordance with the previously arranged training itinerary, but at 6.20 pm this was interrupted by a request for the U.K. Coastguard to proceed forthwith to Fryars Bay to assist a yacht that had suffered engine failure.

Once on scene the lifeboat arranged tow the craft with her crew of three to Port Penrhyn.

The lifeboat returned to her station at 7.45 pm being rehoused, refuelled and prepared for her next service by 8.15 pm.

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