Second launch of the day for the Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers
At 3.44 pm on Friday 2 October 2020 a Crew Assemble page was received by the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat from the U.K. Coastguard in relation to a yacht aground in the Menai Strait.
With a falling tide it was decided to launch and at 3.58 pm the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched and made her way as close as possible to the stranded forty foot fin keeled yacht located on the sand between Friars Bay and Penmon.
Due to the low tide it was not possible for the lifeboat to get close to the yacht, however the crew aboard the vessel had elected to remain on board until the craft re-floated with the arrival of a rising tide this evenings.
As the boat had deployed an anchor and did not appear to have been damaged the U.K. Coastguard instructed the lifeboat to return to station, pending the arrival of the incoming tide.
The lifeboat returned to her station being serviced and refuelled and thoroughly cleaned under the Covid 19 instruction in preparation for a possible further launch to this yacht this evening.
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.