Beaumaris lifeboat takes speedboat with four aboard in tow.

Lifeboats News Release

Following receipt of a request from the U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead on Friday 31 July 2020 the RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat with her volunteer crew launched to assist a vessel that had broken down between Bangor pier and Beaumaris.

Beaumaris Lifeboat launching

RNLI/A J Robinson

Beaumaris Lifeboat launching

The Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 4.16 pm, arriving by the casualty vessel shortly afterwards.

The craft had two adults and two children and a dog aboard having set off from the slipway at Menai Bridge.

The lifeboat towed the boat back to her launching slipway at Menai Bridge, the Penmon mobile coastguard rescue team had been requested to attend to assist with recovery of the craft from the water.

The inshore lifeboat with her volunteer crew then returned at 5.15 pm to her station at Beaumaris but as the crew then had to undertake a thorough clean of the vessel and equipment due to the Coronavirus pandemic. They did not leave the lifeboat station until around 6.15 pm.

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