Beaumaris Lifeboat investigates a report of a possible person in the water.
At 11.32 am on Sunday 17 July 2022 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page from U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead relating to a report of a possible person in the water near Bangor pier.
At 11.37 pm the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched and proceeded to the area to commence a search.
In addition to the lifeboat, the Bangor Mobile Coastguard unit also attended on shore.
It was eventually confirmed that the object seen was a partly submerged log and reported in good faith as a person in the water.
Once this had been established the lifeboat was released from the service by the U.K. Coastguard to return to her station at Beaumaris arriving at 12.00 pm to be refuelled and cleaned under the current Covid 19 instructions. Once this had been completed the crew left the station.
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