Second launch of the day for the Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Beaumaris Atlantic 85 "Annette Mary Liddington"

RNLI/A J Robinson

Beaumaris Atlantic 85 "Annette Mary Liddington"

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.

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