Open Day for the Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers interrupted by a service call out
Having had a busy day manning stalls and speaking with the public as well launching the lifeboat for events a call out was received 3.50 pm for the lifeboat to respond to an incident in the Puffin Sound.
The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington had been sea during the day participating in a parade with their old offshore lifeboat the Robert which was based at Beaumaris until 1991 and a flood rescue inflatable.as well as providing the public with simulated rescue scenarios’.
The lifeboat had been recovered on to her launching trailer when a request was received from the U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead for the lifeboat to launch as they had received a report of two adults adrift in a very small inflatable near Penmon.
The volunteer lifeboat crew immediately launched the boat and proceeded to the location in the meantime a commercial passenger rigid inflatable boat had spotted the child size inflatable and recovered the boat and passengers and placed them ashore prior to the arrival of the lifeboat.
Having ensured that the two casualties did not need medical attention the lifeboat was cleared by the U.K. Coastguard to return to station.
The lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris 4.20 pm being recovered, refuelled and prepared for her next service call out.
Key facts about the RNLI
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.