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Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers launched to motor boat near Puffin Island.

Lifeboats News Release

The R N LI Beaumaris lifeboat received a request at 3.40 pm from the U.K Coastguard, to launch and attend a report of a broken down speed boat located by Puffin Island.

The Relief Lifeboat Norma Ethel Vinall currently at Beaumaris

RNLI/ Richard Harris

The Relief Lifeboat Norma Ethel Vinall currently at Beaumaris

As the Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington is currently being refurbished at the inshore lifeboat centre at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. It was the relief lifeboat named Norma Ethel Vinall that launched at 3.50 pm and proceeded to the area.

Once located by Dinmore Quarry site around the headland at Penmon it was established that the craft contained two adults and three male children.

Upon arrival of the lifeboat the crew requested the occupants of the craft to put on the lifejackets that the vessel had on board.

The lifeboat placed a crew member on board and towed the boat to the slipway at Menai Bridge and met the Penmon Coastguard Rescue Team who and arrived to assist.

Once the motor boat was safely on a trailer the U.K.Coastguard released the lifeboat to return to station.

The lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris a 5.45 pm being washed down, refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 6.15 pm.

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