Beaumaris lifeboat launched to a report of an inflatable drifting out to sea.
A request was received from the U.K. Coastguard at 3.49 pm on Wednesday 24July 2019 fort the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat to launch and investigate a report of an inflatable craft drifting put to sea with one person aboard.
The Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 3.59 pm and made her way to the; location given of ¼ mile from Llanfairfechan. No vessel was seen drifting but having been advised that the boat was a six foot inflatable with an electric engine which had failed so a search closer to the shore was undertaken.
This time the craft was located near the rocks under the Penmaenmawr viaduct with the boat occupant who was wearing a lifejacket and harness ashore on the rocks.
Two of the volunteer crew members entered the water and transferred the casualty on to the lifeboat recovering the inflatable boat and its kit
The lifeboat met the Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team at a nearby slipway and transferred the casualty and the inflatable into their care.
As the lifeboat could not assist further she returned to Beaumaris arriving at 4.09 pm being refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 4.40 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.