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Four call outs in one day for an Anglesey lifeboat crew

Published date: 16 June 2014 |
Published by: Geraint Jones 
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AN ANGLESEY lifeboat crew had a busy weekend with four call outs in one day.

The Beaumaris RNLI inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was called shortly after midday on Saturday, June 14 to help a mobile coastguard team with dog walker who had fallen near Prince’s Pier on the Menai Strait.

An RNLI spokesman said: “The lifeboat remained on scene until the coastguard unit had recovered the casualty, then returning to the lifeboat station by 1.50pm in order to refuel the lifeboat.”

Holyhead Coastguard called the crew out at 2pm to help a vessel, with two people on board, that had run aground on a sandbank near Caernarfon.

The spokesman added: “Once on scene it was decided to take the people from the boat ashore where a mobile coastguard unit was on hand to assist them in making arrangements to recover the vessel.

"At the completion of this service the lifeboat returned to Beaumaris.”

The crew scrambled again at 3.05pm to tow a jet boat with a damaged jet unit to Menai Bridge.

The final call out came at 5.45pm, when the crew came to the aid of a vessel that had lost sight of the vessel it was towing in sea fog.

The spokesman added: “Upon arrival of the lifeboat near Penmon Point it was ascertained that the fog bank was dispersing and once this occurred the tow could continue without assistance form the lifeboat.”




 

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