Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers tasked to two jet skis aground on the Menai Strait
The volunteer crew members of the R N LI Beaumaris lifeboat received a page at 3.08 pm from the U.K Coastguard, to launch and assist two jet skiers that appeared to be stranded on a sand bar at Friars Bay.
The Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 3.17 pm and proceeded to the area, once on scene the lifeboat approached as close as possible and a crew member waded to the stranded jet skiers.
The lifeboat then withdrew to safe water and began a search to locate a channel so that they could approach the casualties. In the meantime the crew member who was now with the jet skiers ensured that the craft would be safe until re-floating on an incoming tide.
Due to the danger of exposure to the cold before the tide returned he then proceeded to escort the casualties to the lifeboat which had approached as close as possible. The two jet-skiers and the lifeboat crew member where taken aboard the lifeboat to be brought ashore at the lifeboat station.
The lifeboat was recovered at Beaumaris by 4.25 pm being washed down, refuelled and prepared for her next service call this being achieved by 4.55 pm.
Arrangements having been made to return the jet-skiers to their craft before the tide came in tonight.
Key facts about the RNLI
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.