Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers launch to assist a yachtsman aboard a 21ft. yacht
At 2.11 pm on Friday the 9 June 2023, the volunteer crew of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page from the H.M. Coastguard relating to a report they had from people on the shore concerning what appeared to be a sole yachtsman who was waving his arms in the air with an upturned kayak nearby.
The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 2.20 pm and proceeded to a location near Bangor Pier.
Once on scene they discovered that the sole occupant of the boat was having difficulties in attaching the vessel to a mooring buoy also his tender (a kayak) had overturned.
The lifeboat crew assisted the yachtsman to place the yacht on the mooring and then stood by to ensure that the gentleman reached the shore in his kayak.
The lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris, at 3.10 pm to be refuelled and cleaned, once this had been completed the crew left the station at 3.40 pm.
A RNLI spokesperson said, ‘We would like to thank the people on the shore for raising the alarm, as whilst our help may not have been needed in this instance it is better for us to ensure that all is well, rather wait for something to develop’.
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