Beaumaris, Conwy and Llandudno lifeboats launched to a person in the water
The U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead received report of a person in difficulties in the water near Penmaenmawr. In view of the urgency they launched the lifeboats from Beaumaris, Conwy and Llandudno.
Due to low tide the Beaumaris lifeboat would have to take a longer route than normal to reach the reported position of the casualty.
The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 4.40 pm and proceeded to a gap in the sandbank which would enable her to get to the Penmaenmawr side of the Menai Straits.
In addition to the three lifeboats the Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team were also deployed to the shore at Penmaenmawr.
It became apparent however that the person in the water was not in difficulties and that urgent assistance was not required consequently the U. K. Coastguard at Holyhead instructed the still on route Conwy and Llandudno lifeboats to return to station.
At 5.00 pm the Beaumaris Lifeboat was told to return to station as the swimmer had now made her own way to the shore.
The lifeboat then returned to her station at Beaumaris arriving back at 5.20 pm being refuelled and made ready for her next service call by 5.50 pm.
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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.