Report of a drifting boat means an early morning call for the Beaumaris Lifeboat
At 1.35 am on Tuesday 13 September 2022 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page form the U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead relating to a report of a drifting upturned inflatable in the Menai Strait.
The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 1.49 am and proceeded to commence a search of the Menai Strait from the Gazelle hotel to beyond Moel Y Don with nothing found.
In addition, the Penmon and Bangor Mobile Coastguard Rescue Teams also began a shoreline search.
When a mattress was found on the shore, the U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead, released the lifeboat to return to station at Beaumaris.
The lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris at 4.15 am to be refuelled and cleaned under the still current Covid 19 instructions. Once this had been completed the crew left the station.
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