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Late afternoon launch to a boat with engine failure for the Beaumaris lifeboat.

Lifeboats News Release

The U .K Coastguard requested the volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Lifeboat to launch at 5.51 pm on Saturday 2 September to assist a yacht with engine failure and unable to anchor in deteriorating weather conditions consequently was drifting towards Llanddwyn beach.

An evening recovery for the Annette Mary Liddington Atlantic 85 lifeboat

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Evening recovery of Beaumaris Lifeboat

The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 5.58 pm and proceeded towards the last reported location of the drifting vessel.

Once the volunteer lifeboat crew had located the vessel a lifeboat crew member was placed aboard the craft and they then took her in tow proceeding towards Caernarfon harbour.

Meanwhile the Llandwrog Coastguard Rescue Team had arrived at Caernarfon to arrange for the Aber swing bridge to be opened to allow the lifeboat and the yacht to enter.

Once inside the harbour the vessel was placed alongside another yacht, due to the fact that no other berth was available.

Having confirmed that all was well with the sole crew member on the yacht the lifeboat departed to return to Beaumaris.

At 8.41 pm the lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris being refuelled and made ready for her next service by 9.15 pm.

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