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Busy start to November with a third launch of the weekend for Beaumaris Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Having had a busy Saturday with two launches and assembling the Beaumaris town bonfire on the beach. The volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat had their Sunday disturbed by the third call of the weekend.

Beaumaris Atlantic 85

RNLI/A J Robinson

Beaumaris Atlantic 85 on the Menai Strait

The volunteers received a page from the U.K. Coastguard centre at Holyhead at 12.58 pm and consequently the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched 1.10 pm launched to the assistance of a broken down speed boat located in the vicinity of Plas Menai on the Menai Straits.

The vessel was drifting in the Caernarfon direction until the arrival of the lifeboat which having ensured all was well with the crew of the craft commenced to tow the vessel to a place of safety.

The lifeboat returned to her station at Beaumaris by 3.45 pm being refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 4.15 pm.

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