A LIFEBOAt was called out after it was believed six adults and two dogs were stranded on a sandbar opposite Gallows Point, at Beaumaris.

The UK Coastguard at Holyhead requested that the volunteer crew launch the Beaumaris Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington to investigate. The Penmon Coastguard Rescue Team were also involved in the incident.

As the lifeboat approached, the crew discovered that the people and dogs had boarded another boat.

The lifeboat went alongside and confirmed "all was well," and that this was in fact their own boat that had not been seen by the original caller.

The lifeboat returned to Beaumaris at 1.10pm being refuelled, washed down and ready for her next service call by 1.40pm.

A lifeboat spokesman said “Whilst this turned out to be a false alarm, the person making the call acted correctly in summoning the emergency services as it is better to be safe than sorry when lives may be at risk.”