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Beaumaris Lifeboat launched to assist dinghy with broken mast.

Lifeboats News Release

A 2.22 pm on Saturday 16 July 2022 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page from U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead to assist a dinghy with a broken mast.

Beaumaris Lifeboat in the Menai Strait

RNLI/ Will Roberts

Beaumaris Lifeboat in the Menai Strait

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 2.30 pm and proceeded towards the location given for the casualty craft.

On route they diverted to ensure that some paddle boarders did not require assistance and when they arrived the Llanfairfechan sailing club motor craft had arrived and was preparing to take the sailing boat in tow.

As the presence of the lifeboat was no longer required with the agreement of the coastguard the lifeboat was released to return to her station.

The lifeboat returned to her station at Beaumaris arriving a 3.05 pm to be refuelled and cleaned under the still current RNLI Covid 19 instructions.

Once this had been completed the crew left the station.

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