Second launch of the evening for Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers.

Lifeboats News Release

The U.K coastguard at Holyhead requested the launch of the lifeboat when they failed to make any contact with the owner who had boarded his boat at 10.00 am and not been seen since.

Evening recovery of Beaumaris Lifeboat

RNLI/Paul Blackwell

Evening recovery of Beaumaris Lifeboat

The relief lifeboat named Norma Ethel Vinall launched at 9.46 pm and made her way to the boat which was moored near the Britannia Bridge on the Menai Strait.

Following the failure of the coastguard to get any response by VHF radio from the occupant of the vessel the lifeboat crew prepared themselves for what they might discover when they arrived alongside the boat. Fortunately however in this instance once the lifeboat crew came alongside they managed to make contact with the boat owner who had decided to remain aboard for the night and switched of all power on the craft.

Having satisfied themselves that all was well the lifeboat crew wished the gentleman a good night and hoped he would now enjoy an undisturbed sleep.

Having confirmed to the U.K. Coastguard that all was well aboard the boat the lifeboat crew began the journey back to Beaumaris and their own beds.

The lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris at 10.15 pm being washed down, refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 10.45 pm.

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