False alarm with good intent launches Beaumaris Lifeboat.

Lifeboats News Release

The U.K.Coastguard at Holyhead received a report six adults and two dogs apparently stranded on a sandbar located opposite Gallows Point Beaumaris.

The Annette Mary Liddington: Beaumaris Lifeboat

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Beaumaris Inshore Lifeboat

They requested that the volunteer crew launch the Beaumaris Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddinton and investigate the report. In addition the Penmon Coastguard Rescue Team was tasked to the incident.

As the lifeboat approached it was discovered that the six adults together with the two dogs had boarded another boat. The lifeboat went alongside and confirmed all was well and that this was in fact their own boat that had not been seen by the original caller.

The lifeboat returned to Beaumaris at 1.10 pm being refuelled, washed down and ready for her next service call by 1.40 pm.

A lifeboat spokesman said “Whilst this turned out to be a false alarm, the person making the call acted correctly in summoning the emergency services as it is better to be safe than sorry when lives may be at risk.”

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