Weekend service request for Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers.
Sunday afternoon call out for the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat when a launch request was received at 2.33 pm (on Sunday 19 May 2019) from the U.K Coastguard, to give the crew of a vessel stranded on the sands some advice and support.
The Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 2.45 pm and proceeded to the location of the craft on Traeth Gwyllt by Caernarfon. Upon arrival it was obvious that the boat would have to await the next high tide which was due at 11.17 pm (at Caernarfon) before she would float off the sandbank.
The lifeboat crew then examined the boat to ensure that she would float when the tide came in and assisted with anchoring the vessel.
The two crew members of the casualty vessel together with their dog elected to remain aboard the craft and would then proceed to the ABC yard at Gallows Point Beaumaris for the boat to be recovered from the water.
As the lifeboat could not assist further she returned to Beaumaris arriving at 4.00 pm being refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 4.30 pm.
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.