Beaumaris lifeboat diverted from exercise to investigate a flashing red light.

Lifeboats News Release

The U.K.Coastguard station at Holyhead received a report of a red flashing light being spotted between Penmon and Penmaenmawr. They therefore tasked the Beaumaris Lifeboat and her volunteer crew to investigate.

View looking forward towards the bow of the lifeboat

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Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat on excercise

The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was already at sea on an exercise near Menai Bridge when the request was received at 7.15 pm thus the lifeboat crew discontinued the exercise and proceed to the area to investigate.

Upon arrival in the search area they requested the lifeboat to display her blue emergency light so that the Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team who had also been deployed to the incident could coordinate a search from the shore.

The light was located at a point 200 meters off the Penmaenmawr sailing club and subsequently identified at 7.50 pm as being a marker for fishing nets.

The volunteer crew aboard the lifeboat then resumed their planned exercise for the evening before returning to the boathouse at 8.30 pm.

A spokesman for the lifeboat crew said “This was a call made with good intent and it is better for us to investigate rather than no action being taken if you suspect someone is in difficulties”.

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