Beaumaris Lifeboat investigates a report of people on the rocks by Menai Bridge
At 6.23 pm on Friday 23 April 2021 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page from the U.K. Coastguard to proceed to the Menai Bridge following a report of two adults seen on the rocks under the Menai Bridge.
The Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 6.31 pm and proceeded to the area.
Upon arrival the volunteer lifeboat crew spoke to the Coastguard team on the shore who advised them that they had spoken to people nearby that had seen kayakers near the rocks. The Lifeboat located the kayakers who confirmed they had been on the rocks earlier.
Once this information was advised to the U.K. Coastguard they stood down both lifeboat and the Bangor Mobile Coastguard Rescue Team which had also been tasked to the incident,
The lifeboat was then released to return to her station 6.46 pm arriving at 6.55 pm to be serviced and refuelled and cleaned under the current Covid 19 instructions.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.