Beaumaris Lifeboat launched to a report of a quad bike being swamped
On Thursday 7 November 2019 the U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead received a report of a quad bike with three people aboard swamped on the sand opposite Beaumaris.
They requested that the Rescue Helicopter, Bangor and Penmon Coastguard Rescue teams together with the Beaumaris Lifeboat attend the incident.
The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 4.52 pm and proceeded at the maximum speed commensurate with safe navigation to the location given.
When they arrived near the scene it transpired that it was in fact a small dinghy and the people and whilst around had waded to the shore.
A crew member from the helicopter spoke to the people and confirmed all was well and that no assistance was required.
The lifeboat was then cleared by the U.K. Coastguard to return to Beaumaris.
The Beaumaris lifeboat returned to her station 5.40 pm and was made ready to proceed on a training exercise which took place at 6.20 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.