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Beaumaris and Moelfre RNLI lifeboats launched to aground vessel

The volunteer crew members of the RNLI Beaumaris & Moelfre lifeboats were paged at 12.18 pm on Thursday 14 July 2016 in response to a “Mayday” call from a vessel that had struck the rocks on the west end of Puffin Island.

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat and the Moelfre Tamar lifeboat Kiwi both had volunteer crew members aboard that had appeared on the BBC Saving Lives At Sea documentary that had been shown yesterday evening.

Upon the arrival of the lifeboats at the scene the crew of two who had been aboard the thirty five foot motor boat had been taken off by a local motor cruiser.

Beaumaris lifeboat then came along side the local rib and tranferd the two crew to Moelfre lifeboat.

As they required no medical assistance the crew of the casualty vessel had been brought back to Beaumaris Pier by another local boat.

In view of the location of the casualty vessel and it being in danger of sinking both the Beaumaris and the Moelfre lifeboats attempted to remove the boat from the rocks but they could not do so before the vessel sank.

The Annette Mary Liddington returned to Beaumaris and The Kiwi returned to Moelfre both the lifeboats having been at sea for five and half hours on this service.

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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.

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