Beaumaris Lifeboat asked to launch to four children adrift in a boat.

Lifeboats News Release

At 7.57 pm the U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead paged the volunteers of the Beaumaris Lifeboat to launch to investigate a report of four children in a dinghy without oars near the Caernarfon swing bridge.

Beaumaris Lifeboat and launch vehicle

RNLI/Paul Blackwell

Beaumaris Lifeboat and launch vehicle

However as the volunteer crew of the lifeboat prepared to launch the lifeboat the U.K. coastguard cancelled the launch.

The occupants of the craft had made it to the shore and run beached the dinghy and then run away. Officers of the north Wales police s had arrived at the scene and dealt with the incident.

As the lifeboat had not reached the water no refuelling was necessary and she was ready for service by 8.03 pm.

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