Beaumaris Lifeboat launched to assist a yacht aground by the Menai Bridge.

Lifeboats News Release

The U .K Coastguard requested the Beaumaris Lifeboat to launch to assist a yacht with a crew of five aboard that was aground near the Menai Suspension Bridge.

Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington

RNLI/ D Burke

Beaumaris Inshore Lifeboat on the Menai Strait

At 9.12 am the pagers of the volunteers on the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington went off and the lifeboat launched at 9.20, once afloat the lifeboat proceeded to the location given for the casualty vessel.

When the lifeboat arrived on scene another rigid inflatable boat was already in attendance assisting the yacht. However with the better towing ability of the lifeboat it was decided that any tow should be undertaken by the RNLI vessel.

The lifeboat and her volunteer crew successfully towed the yacht into deeper water and then to a mooring at Menai Bridge.

Once this had been accomplished the coastguard at 10.10 am released the lifeboat to return to her station at Beaumaris.

The lifeboat returned to the boathouse by 10.30 am being refuelled and made ready for her next service by 11.05 am.

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