R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat launched to a report of a person in distress.
At 1.59 am the sleep of the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat was disturbed when their pagers went off requesting the lifeboat be launched as soon as possible to a an incident at Bangor Pier.
The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 2.10 am at the request of the Ambulance service and proceeded to Bangor Pier and then remained in the vicinity.
Meanwhile representatives of the Wales Ambulance Service and North Wales Police together with the Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team had arrived at the pier.
Fortunately members of the North Wales Police succeeded in securing the situation and the service of the lifeboat was not required on this occasion.
The inshore lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris at 2.23 am being refuelled and prepared for further service by 2.55 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:
The Beaumaris Lifeboat Open Day for 2017 is:
Saturday 3 June 2017 between 11.00.and and 4.00 pm
A celebration of 50 years since the arrival of the original Blue Peter 11
Inshore lifeboat at Beaumaris in May 1967
Stalls and events at the Boathouse,
Subject to operational requirements a display by the lifeboat
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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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
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