FOR the second time this Easter y the volunteer crew of Beaumaris lifeboat were called out to aid of a boat in distress.

Holyhead Coastguard requested the lifeboat to investigate a report of a yacht aground close to Fort Belan near Caernarfon.

The Annette Mary Liddington, Beaumaris’ inshore lifeboat, was launched at 3.02 pm on Sunday April 21 and sailed to the incident. Upon arrival it became apparent that the craft with her 12 occupants was well and truly aground on the sand.

Two of the volunteer lifeboat crew went on to the sandbar and after liaising with the Llandwrog Coastguard Rescue Team it was decided that the six children from the vessel accompanied by three of the adults would be escorted over the sands to the shore by the Coastguard Officers.

In the meantime the lifeboat crew members relayed the anchor and examined the keel of the boat for any damage, none was found so the three remaining crew members of the craft decided to remain aboard until the vessel re-floated.

The lifeboat was then released from service by the Coastguard and returned to the lifeboat station at Beaumaris.