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Beaumaris Lifeboat tasked to windsurfer believed to be in difficulties.

Lifeboats News Release

At 4.18 pm on Friday 20 May 2022 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page from U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead to investigate a report of a windsurfer in difficulties in the Menai Strait.

Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington

RNLI/A J Robinson

Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Lifeboat

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 4.29 pm and proceeded to the last reported position of the windsurfer.

It had been reported that he had been watched from the shore for over 45 minutes and had been seen to fall into the water many times raising concern that he might be exhausted.

However, by the time the lifeboat arrived he had managed to make his own way ashore being met by members of the Bangor Mobile Coastguard rescue team.

He was in good health and did not require any assistance, once this had been established the lifeboat was released by the coastguard to return to her Beaumaris arriving at 5.10 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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