Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers have their first call out of the May Bank Holiday
The volunteer crew members of the R N LI Beaumaris lifeboat received a request at 1.58 pm from the U.K Coastguard, to launch to a vessel with engine difficulties near Gallows Point by Beaumaris.
As the Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington is currently being refurbished at the inshore lifeboat centre at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. It was the relief lifeboat named Norma Ethel Vinall that launched at 2.06 pm and proceeded to the area.
They located the 14 foot craft between Gallows Point and Bangor, having ensured that all was well with the three crew members of the vessel It was decided to do an alongside tow of the casualty boat back to her launch trailer at Gallows Point. The boat was recovered to the trailer with the assistance of the Penmon Coastguard team .
Once this task had been completed permission was given by the U.K. Coastguard for the Beaumaris lifeboat to return to station.
The lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris at 2.55 pm being washed down, refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 3.35 pm.
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.