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Intruder aboard a vessel means Beaumaris Lifeboat launched to assist search.

Lifeboats News Release

At 10.59 pm on Sunday 29 October 2023 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page from H.M. Coastguard, requesting they assist in a search for either one or two persons who had jumped off a moored vessel near Y Felinheli on the Menai Strait.

Early morning recovery of an Atlantic 85 lifeboat at Beaumaris

RNLI/ P. Blackwell

Early morning recovery of an Atlantic 85 lifeboat at Beaumaris

The relief Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Irene Cornford currently based at Beaumaris with her volunteer crew launched at 11.13 pm and proceeded to the area to commence a search a pattern.

The owner of the craft who was ashore used his paddleboard to reach his boat and as he was doing so at least one person was seen to enter the water and start swimming towards the Anglesey shoreline.

In addition to the lifeboat volunteers, the Mobile Coastguard teams from Rhosneigr, Llandwrog and Bangor had also been tasked together with north Wales Police units, the Coastguard rescue helicopter also attended.

With nothing found by on Monday 30 October 2023 the lifeboat with her volunteer crew was instructed to return to Beaumaris.

The lifeboat returning to her station in Beaumaris at 1.40 am being refuelled and cleaned. And ready for service by 2.15 am. Once this had been completed the crew left the station.

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