Second launch of the day for Beaumaris lifeboat is a joint with Porthdinllaen.
Having just left the boathouse at 6 .15 pm in response to the first service of the day. A request was received from the U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead at 6.44 pm on Friday 31 July 2020 for the RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat with her volunteer crew to launch and attend an incident by Llanddwyn Island.
The Beaumaris inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 6.55 pm and headed towards the location given. The all-weather lifeboat from Porthdinllaen together with the Bangor and Rhosneigr mobile coastguard rescue teams had also been tasked.
It was reported that a motor boat carrying two adults and three children aboard had hit the rocks near pilot cove Llanddwyn Island. One adult and the three children had evacuated the craft taking refuge on Llanddwyn Island. The remaining adult had stayed on-board pending the arrival of the lifeboats.
The Porthdinllaen lifeboat was first on the scene with the Beaumaris lifeboat arriving shortly afterwards. The motor vessel was now afloat and capable of making its own way to Caernarfon.
The Beaumaris lifeboat then collected the adult and three children from the beach and transferred them to the larger Porthdinllaen lifeboat returning to the beach to collect the inflatable tender dinghy from the shore.
Both lifeboats then escorted the motor boat to Victoria dock in Caernarfon. At 8.37 pm, Beaumaris lifeboat was cleared by the Coastguard to return to her station. Porthdinllaen lifeboat being released a few minutes later.
The inshore lifeboat with her volunteer crew then returned at 9.02 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 9.50 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.