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Late night evacuation request made to the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat.

Lifeboats News Release

At the request of H. M Coastguard the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat launched to a report if an elderly lady in need of possible medical assistance on a boat moored near Gallows Point at Beaumaris.

The crew of Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington were first paged at 11.04 pm and the lifeboat launched at 11.11pm into a choppy sea created by the blustery easterly wind. The lifeboat proceeded to the moored craft which had one mature female crew aboard.
 
Once on scene a lifeboat crew member was placed aboard the vessel after a discussion it was decided to transfer the lady to the lifeboat boathouse ashore to see if she felt better once on dry land. The lifeboat with the casualty aboard and towing the tender for the moored vessel proceeded to the pier at Beaumaris. However in the prevailing conditions it was not considered safe to land the casualty at the pier.
 
The conditions for the recovery of the lifeboat where close to the limit allowed under RNLI regulations however the helmsman was able to execute the manoeuvre in a very proficient manner for which he was applauded by both the local coastguard, team (from Penmon) who had also been tasked to the incident and his fellow crew members aboard the boat and ashore.
 
Once the lifeboat on the trailer had been brought ashore, the casualty was taken into the boathouse and looked after by shore based lifeboat volunteers who had already been able to arrange emergency accommodation for the lady if it was required.
 
Fortunately the casualty felt better once ashore and no further medical assistance was required.
 
The lifeboat having arrived back at her station at 11.45 pm was refuelled and prepared for further service by 12.20 am.

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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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