First exercise since March for Beaumaris lifeboat interrupted by a service.
On Monday 10 August 2020 for the first time since March due to the restrictions imposed with the Covid 19 pandemic the volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Lifeboat had been authorised to conduct a training exercise. This was interrupted by request to assist with casualty care by the Britannia Bridge.
The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was diverted from exercise at 1.20 pm to attend an incident on the footpath near the Britannia Bridge.
The coastguard had received a report that a female had slipped on the footpath and damaged her ankle. The lifeboat crew was tasked to give casualty care pending the arrival of the paramedics.
When the lifeboat arrived at the scene two crew members went ashore with oxygen and first aid equipment. However an off duty paramedic had already arrived soon joined by two Air Ambulance paramedics who had arrived by car.
The Bangor and Penmon Mobile Coastguard Rescue teams also attended thus the lifeboat was released at 1.50 pm to return to station and change crew for the exercise session to continue.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.