Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers have a second launch of the Bank Holiday Monday.

Lifeboats News Release

For the second time this Bank Holiday Monday (6 May 2019) the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat received a launch request this time at 2.33 pm from the U.K Coastguard, to assist a 36 foot yacht with gearbox difficulties.

Beaumaris Lifeboat on the Menai Staits

RNLI/Will Roberts

Beaumaris Lifeboat on the Menai Staits

The Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 2.43 pm and proceeded to the vessel. Upon arrival it became apparent that due to the cold the two children aboard needed to be brought ashore as quickly as possible.

In consequence a crew member from the lifeboat went aboard the craft to assist with sailing the vessel. In the meantime the lifeboat took the two children and two adults aboard leaving the remaining two crew members and the volunteer lifeboat man aboard the yacht.

The lifeboat then proceeded to the pontoon at Beaumaris so as to transfer the two children and two adults to the lifeboat boathouse. The Penmon Coastguard Rescue Team and two lifeboat shore crew volunteers met the lifeboat at the pier.

Once ashore they took them to the Lifeboat boathouse so that they could warm up and receive some tea and biscuits from those lifeboat volunteers still ashore.

In the meantime the lifeboat returned to the yacht and took her in tow to a mooring at Menai Bridge the Penmon Coastguard Rescue Team having travelled by road to Menai Bridge.

The lifeboat was then released from service by the U.K. Coastguard and returned to the lifeboat station at Beaumaris arriving at 4.55 pm being recovered, refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 5.35 pm.

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