Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers tasked to two jet skis aground on the Menai Strait

Lifeboats News Release

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 Annette Mary Liddington Atlantic 85 on the Menai Strait

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Beaumaris Inshore Lifeboat

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.

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