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Coastguard and Beaumaris lifeboat attend when man enters water after his dog.

Lifeboats News Release

The U.K coastguard received a report that a man had entered the water to try and recover his dog. They therefore tasked both the Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team and Beaumaris lifeboat to attend the incident.

The relief lifeboat Norma Ethel Vinall at Beaumaris

RNLI/John Pulford

The relief lifeboat Norma Ethel Vinall at Beaumaris

As the Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington is currently being refurbished at the inshore lifeboat centre at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. It was the relief lifeboat named Norma Ethel Vinall that launched at 7.26 pm and proceeded to the area.

The incident occurred in the water by Gipsy Corner near the mouth of the River Ogwen and because of the state of the tide it was feared that the gentleman might be unable to get back ashore.

In this incident however the Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team managed to ensure that he made it safely to the shore as did the dog.

Once the gentleman was safely ashore the lifeboat was released by the U.K. Coastguard and made her way back to Beaumaris.

The lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris at 8.00 pm being washed down, refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 8.25 pm.

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