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A floating unoccupied lifejacket means Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers launch

Lifeboats News Release

At 4.51 pm on Sunday the 11 June 2023, the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a request to launch page from the H.M. Coastguard relating to lifejacket with blood on it that had been recovered floating in the sea by a pleasure trip boat near Penmon point.

Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Lifeboat .Annette Mary Liddington

RNLI/W. Roberts

Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Lifeboat .Annette Mary Liddington

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 5.02 pm to proceed to commence a search of the area.

The Penmon Mobile Coastguard team was also tasked to assist with the incident. They located a gentleman ashore who confirmed he owned the lifejacket and that all was well, the blood being from fish he had caught.

At 5.04 pm the Coastguard instructed the lifeboat to stand down and return to her station

The lifeboat arriving arrived back at Beaumaris, at 5.06 pm to be refuelled and cleaned, once this had been completed the crew left the station at 5.36 pm.

A RNLI spokesperson said, ‘It was great news to hear that the owner of the lifejacket had been found safe and well ashore. This is a timely reminder to ask people to inform the coastguard as soon as possible if they lose any floating safety equipment’.

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