Beaumaris lifeboat launched during the food festival.

Lifeboats News Release

Just as the food festival was winding down for the day the U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead received report of a broken down speedboat somewhere in the vicinity of Portdinorwic.

Launching of the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Lifeboat

RNLI/ Wil Roberts

Launching of the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Lifeboat

The lifeboat volunteers where paged at 4.04 pm and the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 4.15 pm proceeding to undertake a search of the Menai Straits near Portdinorwic for the vessel.

In addition to the lifeboat the Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team were also deployed to the shore in the vicinity of Portdinorwic.

When the lifeboat arrived the crew of the craft had managed to get the engine working. The lifeboat then arranged to shadow them as they made their way to the boatyard situated at Gallows Point. The vessel was hauled out of the water at the boat yard.

At this stage the lifeboat was stood down band made her way back to her station at Beaumaris arriving back at 5.10 pm being refuelled and made ready for her next service call by 5.45 pm.

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