Object in the water sparks call out for Beaumaris and Porthdinllaen RNLI.
At 4.33pm on Saturday 25 November 2023, volunteer crew from Beaumaris RNLI were tasked by HM Coastguard to investigate reports of what was believed to be a person in the water.
The relief Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Irene Cornford, currently based at Beaumaris RNLI with her volunteer crew, launched at 4.39pm and proceeded towards the reported area of Llanidan House Beach
Porthdinllaen RNLI lifeboat was also tasked to provide additional illumination from her spotlights, together with the mobile Coastguard Rescue Teams from Penmon and Bangor and north Wales Police units.
Fortunately, once on scene, the first Coastguard unit to arrive identified that the object was in fact an exercise dummy.
Both lifeboats were instructed to return to their respective stations to be refuelled, cleaned, and prepared for the next service call.
A RNLI spokesperson said: ‘RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews are always on standby ready to respond to a call for help. If you spot someone or something in the water and you are concerned it could be someone in difficulty, you should always call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.’
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