Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers tasked to incident at Britannia Bridge.

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew members of the R N LI Beaumaris lifeboat received a request from the U.K Coastguard, to undertake a search near the Britannia Bridge for a missing person.

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Beaumaris Inshore Lifeboat on the Menai Strait

The Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 2.25 pm proceeding to the area, once on scene they began a systematic search.

In the meantime north Wales Police officers together with Mobile Coastguard Rescue Teams from both Penmon and Bangor undertook a shore side search on both sides of the Menai Strait.

Nothing was found and at 3.36 pm the lifeboat was released by the U K Coastguard to return to the station.

The open inflatable inshore lifeboat with her very cold volunteer crew arrived back at Beaumaris at 4.00 pm however before everyone could go home the lifeboat had to be washed down, refuelled and prepared for her next service call this being achieved by 4.30 pm.

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