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Some of the Beaumaris R N L I lifeboat crew nearly miss the annual curry night.

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 4.36 pm on Saturday 4 June 2016 to assist a motor boat aground on mussel bank near Caernarfon.

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 4.45 pm and made its way to location given for the stranded vessel as the vessel was aground on a rising tide it was necessary to await the vessel to re-float, but due to engine problems on the craft the lifeboat then had to tow the vessel to safety.
 
Once the vessel was afloat it was towed to Menai Bridge Pier and the lifeboat then returned to her station arriving at 7.21pm being refuelled and prepared for further service by 7.50 pm.
 
Fortunately despite the pre-arranged annual curry night being scheduled for 7.30 pm the remaining lifeboat crew not involved in this incident had ensured that some curry was still available for the lifeboat crew from this service when they eventually arrived.

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:

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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