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Beaumaris lifeboat launched to report of a person in the water by Menai Bridge.

Lifeboats News Release

At 10.22 pm on Tuesday 4 October at the request of H. M Coastguard the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat were paged so they could proceed to the area with the upmost haste.

The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 10.31pm and proceeded at full speed to Menai Bridge pier.
 
In the meantime representatives of North Wales Police, and a mobile coastguard response team together with an Ambulance and First Aid Responder were also making their way to the incident.
 
Fortunately in this instance the female who had fallen into the water had been assisted back on to the pontoon by her two male colleagues. One of whom had sustained a head injury during the rescue.
 
The lifeboat crew then assisted the three persons to the ambulance so they could receive any medical treatment required. Once this was completed the crew then made sure that their vessel which was moored at the pontoon was safe and secure.
 
The lifeboat returned to Beaumaris by 11.11pm being washed down , refuelled and made ready for further service by 11.45 pm.

 
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 evening  at 6.00pm for their weekly training exercises, please call in and see us if you are interested.

Notes to editors:

Dylan’s Restaurant in Menai Bridge is stepping up to the plate to support the RNLI’s Fish Supper fundraising campaign, in honour of lifeboat crew who miss meal times and special occasions with loved ones to save lives at sea.
Award winning Dylan’s are leading the way in supporting the charity’s fishy campaign as they host a special RNLI Fish Supper at its Menai Bridge Restaurant from 7pm on Thursday 6 October.

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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