Beaumaris Lifeboat investigates a report of a possible person in the water.
At 10.25 pm on Thursday 19 August 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 person in the water opposite the boating pool at Llanfairfechan.
At 10.35 pm the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched and proceeded to the area to commence a search.
The U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead indicated that the object may in fact be a mooring buoy but in view of a potential life at risk a search would be required.
In addition to the lifeboat, the Bangor Mobile Coastguard unit and north Wales Police Officers also attended on shore. The police presence included use of a drone.
It was eventually confirmed that the object seen and reported in good faith as a person in the water was in fact the mooring buoy.
Once this had been established the lifeboat was released from the service by the U.K. Coastguard to return to her station at Beaumaris arriving at 11.12 pm to be refuelled and cleaned under the current Covid 19 instructions. Once this had been completed the crew left the station.
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