A report of paddle boarder in difficulties means a launch for Beaumaris Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

The U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead received reports from persons on the shore that a paddle boarder might be in difficulties at Aber Menai which is near Caernarfon in the Menai Straits.

The Annette Mary Liddington Beaumaris based Atlantic 85

RNLI/A J Robertson

Beaumaris Lifeboat

In view of the potential danger to the paddle boarder they requested the Beaumaris RNLI volunteers to launch to investigate which they did at 4.24 pm on Friday 2 August 2019. In addition the Llandwrog Coastguard Rescue Team was tasked to attend on the shoreline.

Upon arrival the lifeboat crew located the inflatable board with the paddle boarder who was not wearing a lifejacket but who insisted he was fine and required no assistance and continued on his way.

The lifeboat volunteers reminded him of the benefits of wearing a lifejacket but as no assistance was required obtained permission from the U.K. Coastguard to return to Beaumaris.

The lifeboat then returned to her station at Beaumaris albeit at a slower speed than the outward journey.

She arrived back at 6.00 pm being refuelled and made ready for her next service call by 6.45 pm.

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