RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat launched following a report of an inverted dinghy.

Lifeboats News Release

The U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead received report that a dinghy with no one visible aboard was floating between Menai Bridge and Caernarfon. Some reports indicated that the dinghy was inverted

Beaumaris Lifeboat Open day demo: Person being recovered from the sea

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Beaumaris Lifeboat Open day demo: Person being recovered from the sea

In view of the potential that someone had fallen overboard they requested the Beaumaris RNLI volunteer to launch to investigate which they did at 3.10 pm on Sunday 4 August 2019. In addition the Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team was tasked to search the shoreline.

Once the lifeboat reached the dinghy it was soon apparent that this was a derelict vessel that had drifted out on the tide.

The lifeboat crew arranged for the craft to be taken shore with two of the volunteers carrying the craft above the high water mark where the Bangor Coastguard Rescue team took over.

The lifeboat then returned to her station at Beaumaris arriving back at 4.00 pm being refuelled and made ready for her next service call by 4.35 pm.

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