Third service request of the Easter weekend for Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers.
For the third time this Easter holiday the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat received a launch request this time at 10.09 pm (on Monday 22 April 2019) from the U.K Coastguard, to investigate a report received from the Police of a stolen dinghy with four youths aboard.
It was believed that the craft was heading out into the Menai Strait but the police did not know if the dinghy had any lifejackets or other safety equipment aboard it was considered prudent for the lifeboat to be launched.
The Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was being launched at 10.19 pm when the U.K. Coastguard instructed the crew to stand down as the craft had returned to shore.
The police officers ashore then dealt with the incident.
As the lifeboat had not launched it was made ready for her next service call by 10.25 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.