Beaumaris lifeboat is launched to a dinghy with no visible occupant aboard.
On Tuesday 17 September 2019 the U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead requested the Beaumaris Lifeboat to be prepared to launch as they had received a report of a dinghy with no apparent occupant aboard drifting near Gallows Point by Beaumaris.
The lifeboat volunteers where paged to assemble at 9.15 am this was amended to a launch page at 9.17 am and the Beaumaris. Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 9.25 am proceeding to the scene..
In addition the Penmon Coastguard Rescue Team had been tasked to attend at Beaumaris to assist as required.
Once at the scene it became clear that the craft had not been occupied but was probably a tender that had broken adrift.
The boat was retrieved and taken ashore to the waiting Penmon Coastguard Rescue Team at the lifeboat station so that they could investigate further and return the dinghy to her owner.
The lifeboat returned to her station 10.00 am being refuelled and made ready for her next service call by 10.25 pm.
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