Early evening call for Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers.

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew members of the R N LI Beaumaris lifeboat received a request at 7.43 pm from the U.K Coastguard, to launch and attend to a yacht aground between the bridges over the Menai Straits.

The Relief Lifeboat Norma Ethel Vinall currently at Beaumaris

RNLI/John Pulford

The Relief Lifeboat Norma Ethel Vinall currently at Beaumaris

As the Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington is being refitted and having upgraded electronics installed at The RNLI Inshore Lifeboat facility located at Cowes on the Isle of Wight The relief lifeboat Norma Ethel Vinall launched at 7.55 pm and proceeded to the area.

The lifeboat arrived at the casualty vessel at 8.04 pm and once the lifeboat crew had ensured that neither of two persons aboard the yacht had been injured when the boat grounded they assisted in enduring the boat re-floated Once this was achieved the lifeboat then escorted the craft to Menai Bridge so that the hull could be examined for damage, nothing was found.

At 8.46 pm permission was given by the U.K. Coastguard for the Beaumaris lifeboat to return to station.

The lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris at 8.59 pm being washed down, refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 9.35 pm.

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