A hoax call results in RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers being paged at 1.59 am

Lifeboats News Release

The U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead received a report that a sixty year old male had fallen between two boats near Bangor pier.

A previous early morning recovery for Beaumaris Lifeboat

RNLI/Paul Blackwell

A previous early morning recovery for Beaumaris Lifeboat

The Beaumaris RNLI volunteers received a page at 1.59 am and due to the low temperature had to copy with extremely icy conditions to even reach the boat house.

In the meantime the Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team together with Wales Ambulance and north Wales Police had also been tasked to the incident.

As the lifeboat was being prepared for launch a request was received from the Coastguard to wait onshore as the informant had now changed the location of the incident from Bangor pier to Penrhyn dock and this with other inconsistencies in his story gave them sufficient reason to suspect that this may be a hoax call.

The volunteers therefore waited at Beaumaris until 2.50 am when it was finally confirmed that this was in fact a hoax. The origin point of the call having been identified it being well inland with no view of the Menai strait.

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