Beaumaris Lifeboat assists broken down speedboat near Puffin Island
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.
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
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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.