Beaumaris Lifeboat, coastguard ground and air units, police search for teenager.
At 6.36 pm on Saturday 4 September 2021 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a from U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead relating to a report of a young teenager believed to be in the water near Victoria dock Caernarfon.
At 6.47 pm the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched and proceeded towards Caernarfon, in addition to the lifeboat the coastguard helicopter, the Bangor and Llandwrog mobile coastguard rescue teams together with north Wales police and Welsh ambulance units had been tasked to the incident.
Whilst en-route the lifeboat was advised that the missing youngster was now believed to have entered the water from the old slate quay at Caernarfon near the swing bridge.
Whilst arrangements had been made to open the swing bridge due to the state of the tide the lifeboat was just able to pass under the swing bridge without having to wait for it to be opened and immediately commenced a search pattern in conjunction with the Coastguard helicopter and land-based units.
Fortunately, the police were able to ascertain that the missing youngster had been
Located ashore, and the search could be discontinued with all units stood down.
The lifeboat arriving back at Beaumaris at 7.37 pm be refuelled and cleaned under the current Covid 19 instructions. Once this had been completed the relived volunteers left the station
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