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R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers assist small dinghy with engine failure.

Lifeboats News Release

The U .K Coastguard requested the volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Lifeboat to launch at 12.59 pm on Friday 22 September to investigate a small dinghy located approximately half a mile offshore from Llanfairfechan.

Beaumaris Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington

RNLI/W. Roberts

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington

The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 1.10 pm and proceeded towards the last reported location of the vessel.

Once on scene the volunteer lifeboat crew established that the ten foot craft had a crew of two and was suffering from engine failure. The lifeboat took the boat in tow. Both craft then proceeding to the slipway at Llanfairfechan.

Meanwhile the Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team had arrived at Llanfairfechan and the lifeboat volunteers handed care of the small vessel and her crew to the Coastguard team.

The lifeboat then returned to the boathouse at Beaumaris arriving back at 1.50 pm being refuelled and made ready for her next service by 2.25 pm.

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