Beaumaris lifeboat tasked to investigate object seen in the Menai Strait.
The volunteer crew members of the R N LI Beaumaris lifeboat received a requested from the U.K Coastguard, to assist with identifying a floating object that had been reported in the Menai Strait
The Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 6.39 pm and proceeded to an area between Friars Bay and Penmon sound; in the meantime the Mobile Coastguard Rescue Team from Penmon had arrived on the shoreline.
The lifeboat soon identified the object as a seal and on the instructions of the U. K Coastguard no further action was required and the lifeboat could return to the lifeboat station.
The open inflatable inshore lifeboat with her volunteer crew then returned to her station at Beaumaris the lifeboat at 6.55 pm 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 after 7.30 pm.
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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.