Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers tasked to incident near Beaumaris promenade.

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew members of the R N LI Beaumaris lifeboat received a launch request at 8.35 am from the U.K Coastguard, to investigate a report of a person in the water by Beaumaris promenade.

Beaumaris Lifeboat volunteers a a multi agency training event in 2018

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Beaumaris Lifeboat volunteers a a multi agency training event in 2018

When the crew arrived it was discovered that the casualty was so close inshore and within a few hundred yards of the boathouse it was not necessary to launch the lifeboat but the crew attended the incident in full Lifeboat kit as they would need to enter the water.

It transpired that an elderly gentleman had been walking with his wife along the promenade when he slipped and fell into the water. His wife raised the alarm Mr Wynn Roberts and Mr Gwynfor Owen employees of Beaumaris town council where the first to arrive they managed to get a rope to the casualty and remained with him until the lifeboat crew and the Penmon Coastguard Rescue Team arrived.

The attending lifeboat volunteers suspected that the casualty might have a broken leg so he was placed upon the stretcher normally carried on the Annette Mary Liddington the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 lifeboat.

The crew members then carried the gentleman on the stretcher into the lifeboat house and monitored as he was also very cold pending the arrival of the ambulance which took the casualty to hospital.

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