Second launch of the Easter weekend for Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers.

Lifeboats News Release

For the second time this Easter holiday the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat received a launch request this time at 2.55 pm from the U.K Coastguard, to investigate a report of a yacht aground close to Fort Belan near Caernarfon.

Beaumaris Lifeboat on route to a rescue

RNLI/Paul Blackwell

Beaumaris Lifeboat on route to a rescue

The Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 3.02 pm and proceeded to the incident. Upon arrival it became apparent that the craft with her twelve occupants was well and truly aground on the sand.

Two of the volunteer lifeboat crew went on to the sandbar and after liaising with the Llandwrog Coastguard Rescue Team it was decided that the six children from the vessel accompanied by three of the adults would be escorted over the sands to the shore by the Coastguard Officers.

In the meantime the lifeboat crew members relayed the anchor and examined then keel of the boat for any damage. None was founds so the three remaining crew members of the craft decided to remain aboard until the vessel re-floated.

The lifeboat was then released from service by the U.K. Coastguard and returned to the lifeboat station at Beaumaris arriving at 4.20 pm being recovered, refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 4.55 pm.

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