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Beaumaris Lifeboat and Coastguard Helicopter attend incident at Penmon point.

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 3.27pm on Friday 22 April to go to the assistance of several kayaks reported to be in difficulties near Penmon point.

As a result of receiving a report, that several kayakers where in trouble with one person reported to be diabetic H.M. Coastguard paged the volunteer RNLI crew members of the RNLI Beaumaris based Atlantic 85 inshore Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington which  launched at 3.32pm.
 
In view of the reported conditions of one of the kayakers the Coastguard rescue helicopter was also tasked to the incident.
 
When the lifeboat arrived on scene the kayakers had managed to make their way ashore and the Penmon mobile coastguard team was in attendance. Whilst the winchman/paramedic aboard the helicopter assessed the condition of one of the kayakers, the lifeboat was requested to search for the kayak to avoid it becoming a danger to navigation.
 
No trace of the kayak was found and the Coastguard released the lifeboat to return to Beaumaris.
 
The Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris at 4.28pm being refuelled and prepared for further service by 4.58pm.

 
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:

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

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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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