Beaumaris lifeboat request to investigate a report of a vehicle in the water

Lifeboats News Release

At 10.48 pm on Wednesday 14 March at the request of U.K.Coastguard the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat were paged to investigate a police report of a vehicle in the water at Hirael Bay Bangor.

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 launching at night

RNLI/ Paul Blackwell

Evening lauch of Beaumaris Lifeboat

The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched a 10.57 pm and arrived at the location at 11.05 pm to commence a search for any occupants of the vehicle that may still be in the water. Meanwhile ashore in addition to officers from the north Wales police an ambulance from the Wales ambulance service together with the Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team attended.

Fortunately in this instance the service of the lifeboat was not required as police and coastguard investigations confirmed only one person was in the motor vehicle and that person was now receiving medical attention in the ambulance.

The lifeboat was then released by the U.K.Coastguard to return to her station arriving at 11.25 pm and being refuelled and ready for her next service call by 11.55 pm.

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