Beaumaris Lifeboat launched on receipt of advice that an adult seen in the water
The U.K.Coastguard at Holyhead received a report of a person in the water wearing a lifejacket but possibly in difficulties by Plas Menai in the Menai Straits.
They requested the launch of the Beaumaris Lifeboat together with the Coastguard Helicopter based at Caernarfon Airfield and the Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team.
Prior to the arrival of the lifeboat another rigid inflatable boat that was in the area had managed to recover a person from the water and take him ashore at Port Dinorwic sailing club.
The lifeboat approached the yacht aboard which was the original informant and obtained confirmation that the gentleman now in the yacht club was in definitely the reported casualty. Once this had been confirmed and that no further assistance was required the lifeboat obtained permission from the U. K. Coastguard to return to station.
The lifeboat returned to Beaumaris at 1.55 pm and was refuelled, washed down and ready for her next service call by 2.30 pm.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.