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Three call outs for the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat within 12 hours.

Lifeboats News Release

At the request of H. M Coastguard the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat launched to the assistance of the same speedboat

The crew of Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington were first paged at 8.43 pm and the lifeboat launched at 8.53pm and immediately went to the location near the village of Newborough where a report of a speedboat aground had been received.
Once on scene it became clear that the craft was too far ashore in a falling tide to be towed off without damaging the vessel. Two mobile coastguard teams one from Rhosneigr and Bangor had also arrived at the location and they arranged for the two crew of the speedboat and their dog to be taken ashore.
The lifeboat returned to her station at 11.23 pm being refuelled and prepared for further service by 11.55 pm.
At 8.41 am the volunteers received a further page and the lifeboat launched at 8.47 am to return to the speedboat which was now afloat but her own anchor was not holding in the strong tide. The lifeboat took the speedboat in tow to the Victoria Dock in Caernarfon.
During this service the lifeboat crew received a report of a 40 foot yacht with two adults and two children aboard that was experiencing engine difficulties near Caernarfon. Thus once the speedboat was safely delivered to the dock, the lifeboat proceeded to the yacht and also towed that craft into Victoria Dock.
At the completion of that duty the lifeboat then proceeded back to her station at Beaumaris arriving back at the boathouse at 11.40am being refuelled and prepared for further service by 11.55 am.

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.

The volunteers meet every Thursday evenings at 6.00pm for their weekly training exercises.

Notes to editors:

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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