Beaumaris Lifeboat launched to report of an unmanned Jet Ski near Llanfairfechan
At 8.59 pm on Wednesday 4 August 2021 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page from U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead relating to a report of a possible unmanned Jet Ski doing circles just off Llanfairfechan.
The Bangor Mobile Coastguard Rescue Teams was also tasked to the incident,
Upon arrival in the area the lifeboat commenced a search in which a small white boat was noted being recovered from the water and after the Bangor Mobile Coastguard Team members had spoken with them. it was decided that this was the craft seen by the caller to the Holyhead Coastguard centre.
This was a false alarm but with good intent as a result the Coastguard Centre at Holyhead stood down the lifeboat and instructed her to return to station.
The lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris at 9.59 pm to be refuelled and cleaned under the current Covid 19 instructions. Once this had been completed the crew left the station.
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.