Beaumaris Lifeboat diverted from a training to search for people on a sandbar.

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat had launched at 6.25 pm on a training exercise when at 6.30 pm a request was received from the U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead to go investigate a report of people cut off on a sandbar near Penmaenmawr.

Beaumaris Lifeboat in the Menai Strait

RNLI/ A J Robinson

Beaumaris Lifeboat in the Menai Strait

The Penmon and Bangor Mobile Coastguard Rescue Teams had already been tasked to the incident, however sea mist was now obscuring the sandbar in patches.

The initial report indicated that the two adults and one child had been seen on the sandbar at Lavan Sands/ Dutchman Bank before tithe tide came in However a thorough search by the coastguard teams and the lifeboat failed to locate anyone as it was now considered that they had managed to make their own way to the shore the U.K. Coastguard Centre at Holyhead stood down both Mobile Rescue Teams and the Lifeboat at 7.30 pm

This enabled to lifeboat volunteers to commence their training exercise approximately one hour later than planned.

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