Beaumaris Lifeboat assists broken down speedboat near Puffin Island

Lifeboats News Release

At 1.43 pm on Bank Holiday Sunday the 30 May 2021 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page from U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead to go and assist a broken down motorboat just north of Puffin Island.

Annette Mary Liddington the Beaumaris Atlantic 85

RNLI/Paul Blackwell

Annette Mary Liddington the Beaumaris Atlantic 85

The Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 1.54 pm and proceeded to the casualty vessel.

Once on scene and having ensured that all was well with the four occupants of the craft, the lifeboat arranged to transfer one adult female and two female children from the casualty vessel on to the lifeboat.

A member of the volunteer lifeboat crew joined the remaining male occupant on the boat the lifeboat then began to tow the casualty vessel into the Menai Strait as far as Gallows Point Beaumaris.

The Mobile Coastguard Rescue team from Penmon had also been tasked to this incident and they met the lifeboat at Gallows point and assisted the lifeboat crew in recovering the vessel on to her road trailer.

Once this was competed the lifeboat was released from the service at 3.07 pm the U.K. Coastguard to return to her station at Beaumaris so she could be serviced and refuelled and cleaned under the current Covid 19 instructions. Once this had been completed the crew left the station at 3.55 pm

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