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Second call out within twenty one hours for Beaumaris Lifeboat crew.

Lifeboats News Release

At the request of H. M Coastguard the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat were paged at 12.25 pm on Saturday 23 April to go to undertake a search near Menai Suspension Bridge for a person believed to be in the water.

A member of the public reported to the coastguard that they thought they could see a person in the water holding on to a buoy on the straits (near where HMS Conway had grounded in April 1953). In addition the lifeboat a coastguard team from Bangor was also tasked to the search area. Once on scene the lifeboat commenced a patterned search stretching between the Menai Suspension Bridge and the Britannia Bridge, they also liaised with any other vessels seen in the area.
 
In this instance nothing was found and the coastguard released the lifeboat to return to her boathouse
 
This incident occurred twenty one hours after the lifeboat had been deployed to assist kayakers reported to be in difficulties near Penmon Point and that launch was forty three hours after the previous service to motor vessel with gear box failure near Plas Newydd.
 
In this latest incident the Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat had arrived back at Beaumaris and was refuelled and ready for further service by 1.45 pm.

 
Interested in becoming a crew member?

The charity welcomes people from all walks of life and no previous sea-going experience is needed to join the lifeboat crew. The RNLI provides fantastic training to turn ordinary people into lifesavers. By volunteering with the RNLI people will gain some great experience, knowledge and skills.
 
Beaumaris RNLI are always looking for new volunteers to help run the lifesaving service.  If you are aged 17 or over, physically fit, work or live within 10 minutes of the lifeboat station and eager to join a lifesaving organisation then please come by and say hello.

During the winter the volunteers meet every Monday & Thursday evenings at 6.00pm for their weekly training exercises.

Notes to editors:

Lifeboat Open Day 2016 will be
Saturday 20 August 10:30am to 4.30pm
Stalls and events at the Boathouse,
Subject to operational requirements a display by the lifeboat

RNLI media
 
For more information please telephone John Pulford, Beaumaris RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press officer on 07824 764474 or Chris Cousens R N L I Press officer Wales & west on 01745 585162.
 

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